66 episodes

We don’t always know where exactly our creative path will take us. Thankfully there are clues, breadcrumbs that we can glean from others who share this journey. Each week Nicholas Wilton, artist and founder of Art2Life, will be sharing stories, insights, and inspiring talks with creatives from all walks of life from painters, writers, filmmakers, thought leaders, and all those just super passionate about sharing their wisdom of self-discovery. So whether you are new to art, an established artist, or just creatively curious, this podcast is a weekly invitation to discern, discover, and then dive deeper into what brings you alive.

Art2Life Nicholas Wilton

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    • 4.9 • 293 Ratings

We don’t always know where exactly our creative path will take us. Thankfully there are clues, breadcrumbs that we can glean from others who share this journey. Each week Nicholas Wilton, artist and founder of Art2Life, will be sharing stories, insights, and inspiring talks with creatives from all walks of life from painters, writers, filmmakers, thought leaders, and all those just super passionate about sharing their wisdom of self-discovery. So whether you are new to art, an established artist, or just creatively curious, this podcast is a weekly invitation to discern, discover, and then dive deeper into what brings you alive.

    Five Reasons to Be an Artist - Nicholas Wilton

    Five Reasons to Be an Artist - Nicholas Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - The artist’s journey can be difficult. Sometimes we need a little reminder of why we do this thing, so we don’t lose our way. If you’re experiencing struggle in your art practice, this episode is for you! Join me as I highlight some of the amazing things about making art and the benefits it brings to our lives. 
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Artists embrace change [1:37]
    There are no rules in art-making [8:02]
    Artists know and work with what brings them alive [12:51]
    Artists actually make something [16:44]
    Artists get to apply creativity to everything [22:11]
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 28 min
    Honesty in Art - Alex Kanevsky - Ep 65

    Honesty in Art - Alex Kanevsky - Ep 65

    https://Art2Life.com - You can’t make authentic art without honesty. And in that honesty, we find the freedom to truly be ourselves. To make the kind of art we’ve always wanted to make. Meet Alex Kanevsky. He’s a New Hampshire-based artist whose work possesses the kind of honesty that is soul-stirring. The composition, color, and abstract realism he produces are flawless, and I’m quite literally on the edge of my seat waiting to talk with him. Join us for a conversation that delves deeply into Alex's creative process and what it means to be honest in our artwork.
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    The art of emotional connection [2:10]
    The double-sided stick of inner freedom and the indefinable quality of art [10:17]
    Exploring the unexplored through sculpture [23:48]
    Working with models in art-making [28:46]
    How growing up in the Soviet Union informs Alex’s art [39:00]
    The logistics of Alex’s art practice and the road ahead [48:49]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Hollis Heichemer’s website (Alex’s wife): https://www.hollisheichemer.com/ 
    Hollis Heichemer’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hahike 
    The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/110481/the-passenger-by-cormac-mccarthy/ 
    Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/110482/stella-maris-by-cormac-mccarthy/ 
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    CONNECT WITH ALEX KANEVSKY
    Website: http://www.somepaintings.net/Alex.html 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/somepaintings/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alex.kanevsky/
    Beyond the Line (Current Show): https://dolbychadwickgallery.com/show/dolby-chadwick-gallery-beyond-the-line 
    CRIA (Current Show): https://www.facebook.com/CRIAensenada/ 
    Monochrome (Current Show): https://lymeacademy.edu/exhibitions/ 
    Alex’s work can also be found in Goatshed Magazine: https://www.goatshedpress.co.uk/     
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 55 min
    Why Do We Make It So Hard? - Nicholas Wilton

    Why Do We Make It So Hard? - Nicholas Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - 1At the core of everything I do as an artist and teacher is the belief that art-making is available to anyone. Everyone is eligible, no matter their level of training or experience. So why do we make art so hard? Join me as I explore the limiting beliefs that keep us from our creative journey, the magic of starting, and the energy needed to bring momentum and growth to your art practice in 2023.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Understanding roadblocks to art-making  [2:01]
    The magic of starting, the power of story, and learning as you go [6:41]
    Finding the energy in your art practice [19:29]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (Audiobook): https://www.audible.com/pd/Charlottes-Web-Audiobook/B002UZKLKW 
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 29 min
    Seeing the Unseen in Your Art - Lauren Mantecón

    Seeing the Unseen in Your Art - Lauren Mantecón

    https://Art2Life.com - Happy New Year everyone! I thought I would start 2023 by speaking with Santa Fe-based artist Lauren Mantecón. Her paintings are beautifully ethereal visual portals of mystery and spirit. Join us today for this illuminating conversation about the shifting revelatory process of art-making as fresh snow starts to fall outside Lauren’s studio window.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    The mystery of art-making and how Lauren approaches her work [1:22]
    Defining the ethereal quality of Lauren’s art [8:57]
    Diving into Lauren’s background, her experience during the COVID pandemic, and the materials she uses in her studio [17:24]
    How Lauren fights to stay in a state of flow and the logistics of her art practice  [31:14]
    Trusting your instincts and how Lauren mentors other artists [40:00]
    Lauren’s advice for artists to increase their sensitivity and passion [47:32]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Ralph Waldo Emerson: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ralph-Waldo-Emerson  
    William Turner: https://www.william-turner.org/ 
    Rudolf Steiner: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Rudolf-Steiner  
    Joel-Peter Witkin: https://www.instagram.com/joelpeterwitkinstudio/ 
    Cindy Sherman: https://www.instagram.com/cindysherman 
    Pat Steir: https://www.instagram.com/patsteir/ 
    Brian Rutenberg website: http://www.brianrutenbergart.com/

    Brian Rutenberg books: http://www.brianrutenbergart.com/books 
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    CONNECT WITH LAUREN MANTECÓN
    Website: https://www.laurenmantecon.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmantecon/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manteconstudio
    Moving Your Work Out Into The World Workshop: https://manteconstudio.com/are-you-ready-2023 
    Mentorship Program: https://manteconstudio.com/programs 
    Hear more from Lauren on Episode 8 of Knowing in The Bones with Tara Ocon: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-8-lifting-the-veil-with-visual-artist/id1555977148?i=1000545979877 
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 53 min
    Creating Texture in Your Art - Nicholas Wilton and Terri Froelich

    Creating Texture in Your Art - Nicholas Wilton and Terri Froelich

    https://Art2Life.com - Have you ever walked around barefoot? It’s Day 4 in Sayulita, Mexico and I can’t get enough of how visually and textually rich this place is. From the sand between my bare toes to the colorful tropical flowers, it’s a feast for the senses. Admittedly, I have textures on the brain because I’m about to teach a workshop on it. But don’t worry, you’re coming too! Join Terri and me as we share our thoughts and techniques around texture and how to use it to enhance your work in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Defining texture and how to choose it [5:50]
    Using collage to create texture [12:43]
    Exploring image transfer [23:00]
    Embracing the randomness of texture [29:49]
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 35 min
    Overcoming What Is Hard in Art - Terri Froelich and Nicholas Wilton

    Overcoming What Is Hard in Art - Terri Froelich and Nicholas Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - One of the amazing things about teaching and participating in art workshops are the people. I’d say about half of the “aha moments” come from just sitting around and talking. You’re surrounded by all these artists from all over the world with a wealth of different skills and experiences and you get to glean from all of them. Add one or two cocktails to the mix, and now you’ve got the kind of conversations that can literally change the direction and quality of your art journey. On this episode, I’m bringing that experience to wherever you get your podcasts. 
    While enjoying some downtime from teaching a workshop in Mexico, Terri and I turned on a mic and had workshop participants ask their burning questions about art-making. Specifically around what’s hard about bringing our art to life and how to overcome those challenges. Join us for a fantastic time filled with insight, laughter, and a bunch of great artists on the journey together.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    How to honor your style alongside the fundamentals  [2:43]
    Discovering yourself in what feels good [6:14]
    Finding your intuition during struggle [9:34]
    Balancing difference and pattern [16:15]
    Going wherever you want with your art [23:10]
    The best part about working with other artists [28:19]
    The push and pull of art-making and knowing what to do next [31:44]
    How to keep going, even when you don’t want to [37:14]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Terri Froelich’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terri_froelich_art/ 
    Follow Kim Temkin-Taylor’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimtemkin.art 
    Follow Tracy Page Stilwell’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracypagestilwell 
    Follow Nancy Race’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancyraceart 
    Follow Sonchen Patton’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonchenpatton/ 
    Follow Suzanne Benjamin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbenjaminart/ 
    Follow Elizabeth Gorek’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethgorekpaintings/ 
    Follow Joanne Crabb’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmcrabb/   
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

julietjarmosco ,

A must listen if you are an artist of any kind!

This podcast is so generous with all the information that is shares. The guest artists that are on are so authentic and their is absolutely no ego involved. Nicholas has a way of making anyone feel like they can be a successful artist and has created a community to support that desire. Highly recommend this and his online classes!

kimberly2457 ,

Inspiring and informative

I’ve only listened to two episodes so far and I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned not only about the practice of creating art and specific techniques and recipes but self-motivation, finding inspiration, art business as well as exposure to other artists. I feel like my network and community of artists is growing exponentially from the exposure into Nicholas’ world.

Georgia O’Keeffe ,

Guiding Light

Nick’s podcasts are so supportive for the artist. The artists who are just beginning and the artist who are continuing in their journey. Nick has variety in his approach through his own experiences and the wonderful interviews he gives with other artists.
He gets down to the truth of the matter of being a creative human being.
He’s so supportive and open to helping you grow as an artist as you grow in your truth as a person. I love how he encourages you to question what you are doing and why.
I especially appreciate his emphasis on getting in touch with your feelings and turning that experience into your art.
Thank you so much, Nick! Keep it coming🎉

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