36 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 215 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.

    Becoming More Alive - Brandi Stanley

    Becoming More Alive - Brandi Stanley

    https://Art2Life.com - A good question can often provide more clarity than 1,000 answers, especially on the journey of a creative. But of all the questions, one stands out from all the rest. It is the question I follow in my art practice and the founding question of Art2Life.com, my online creative teaching platform. And it is this: What brings you alive?
    When human beings participate in what brings them alive, they become inspired. As a result, there is an uptick in creativity. I ask this question a lot. So much so that it recently prompted an email from someone who equally loves this question. So of course, we instantly connected. 
    Meet podcaster, writer, and fellow creative explorer Brandi Stanley. It has been a long time since I have talked with someone who can clearly articulate the nuances, challenges, and magic of those pursuing the creative path. I know I have found a great guest on the show when just by having a conversation with them, I learned something I was not expecting to learn. I think you will too.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Getting to know Brandi Stanley [2:24]
    The art of following your compass [6:29]
    The scariest part about being an artist [13:31] 
    Unpacking the idea of purpose [18:16]
    Exploring synchronicity in nature and debunking the need for struggle [25:04]
    How to optimize your creativity [33:19]
    Questions to help you go deeper [41:45]
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    CONNECT WITH BRANDI STANLEY
    Website: https://thisplusthat.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyQeonew51eqogC8oawsxKA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisplusthatpod/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisplusthatpod
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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 
    Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/art2lifeworld 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8dJWKgPKkW4W3fsb1vLeg
     

    • 44 min
    Your Vision - Maria Brito

    Your Vision - Maria Brito

    https://Art2Life.com - If you are like me and on any kind of creative journey, I think you understand that this path holds a lot of uncertainty. However, there is an amalgamation of habits, actions, and attitudes that, if utilized, can more quickly progress and embolden our direction. These are needed in the making of anything. It works in art, and it works in business. 
    Meet NY-based Maria Brito. She abandoned a high-powered corporate legal profession 13 years ago to build an extraordinary career as an art advisor, curator, and powerful voice in the World of Contemporary Art. Her recent book, How Creativity Rules the World, has fast become the go-to manual for how artists and entrepreneurs can discover and better leverage their creativity to realize their visions. 
    Today, the stakes are higher than ever before. We desperately need all the creatives and artists to step forward. To make and share their art more boldly. The question of how best to reframe, rebuild and reimagine our shared future will be answered by the creatives of the World. Fortunately, Maria Brito has stepped forward as a clear, positive voice to this end.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Diving into Maria’s backstory [2:30]
    What drew Maria to the world of art [10:50]
    Marrying aesthetics with a deeper message [13:07]
    The power of contrast and a fresh perspective [20:51]
    Maria’s thoughts on risk in art-making [23:56]
    How creativity rules the world [27:07]
    Creativity as a chain reaction [30:52]
    Maria’s tips for getting to the next level [40:59] 
    The target audience for Maria’s book [46:06]
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    CONNECT WITH MARIA BRITO
    Buy Maria’s book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400235383/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&ref_=tmm_hrd_swatch_0&sr=#aw-udpv3-customer-reviews_feature_div 
    Visit Maria’s website: https://www.mariabrito.com/  
    Follow Maria on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariabrito_ny/  
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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 
    Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/art2lifeworld 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8dJWKgPKkW4W3fsb1vLeg

    • 56 min
    Finding Your Style - Nicholas Wilton

    Finding Your Style - Nicholas Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - One of the most common questions I get about the art-making journey is centered around style. How do you find your unique style? The challenge with art-making is that it’s so personal, yet we can only look at other people to try and understand where we haven’t been. We see the individual creative flare of artists like Picasso and Van Gogh, but it’s often difficult to see it in ourselves. Join me for a deep-dive into how we find our style as artists and its role in our art practice.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    What is style? [2:50]
    Finding what makes you feel alive [4:23]
    Why you can’t plan for an art career [8:01]
    Diving into the process of art-making and why style comes second to the journey [12:05]
    Reflecting on the early stages of the art journey [20:50]
    The benefits of not knowing what you’re doing [23:16]
    What part of you is under construction? [27:23]
    The role of playing in style [31:00] 
    The art that everyone wants to buy [35:24]
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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 
    Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/art2lifeworld 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8dJWKgPKkW4W3fsb1vLeg

    • 39 min
    Looking In - Kim Krans

    Looking In - Kim Krans

    https://Art2Life.com - It was about a year ago, during Covid lockdown, when I happened to pull a random card from a tarot deck. The drawing and the words on the card immediately stirred me. So much so that I sought out the artist.  Her name is Kim Krans. The drawing on the card I pulled was hers, but so were all the others. She had created the whole deck. The descriptive words, artist, teacher, and musician usually attributed to Kim, although true, are too small in my opinion, to describe her and her work. Kim's life and art are inextricably linked to life force. To shakti, energy and flow state. There is a palatable raw and wildness felt in her words. I believe Kim holds a rarely found knowledge about truth and vulnerability - that it can be found by bravely looking in the shadows within ourselves. 
    Our journeys are all different but similar in that much is not seen. Much is so easily overlooked. I hope this conversation can serve as a reminder, an invitation to take a moment now, a breath, and to consider the extraordinary, almost miraculous intelligence found not just in our art-making but in our lives as well.   
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    The power of pairing image, word, and symbol [3:54]
    Chasing energy in our artwork [8:14]
    The beauty of disappearing in your work [12:52]
    The secret weapon to art and life-making [18:14]
    Drawing our way towards truth and healing [26:09]
    Kim’s perspective as a musical artist and how her artistic worlds collide [37:10] 
    Synchronicity plays in art and life [46:18]
    Kim’s next chapter and final thoughts [52:58]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Night Song by Family Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwlUKpvNF9I 
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    CONNECT WITH KIM KRANS
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kim_krans/?hl=en 
    Website: https://www.kimkrans.com 
    To purchase Kim’s books and Tarot Decks visit: https://www.thewildunknown.com/purchase 
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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 
    Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/art2lifeworld 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8dJWKgPKkW4W3fsb1vLeg

    • 56 min
    Lessons Learned - Clifford Wilton

    Lessons Learned - Clifford Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - I’ve always been interested in the creative journey. The path is different for everyone, but we are all just finding our way as we go.  The person who first shared this idea with me was my father, Clifford Wilton. He gave me such a deep appreciation for the pilgrimage each of us is on. Join me, as I share some of the most valuable lessons my father taught me during his life including the importance of being yourself, doing what you love, and not letting anyone stand in your way. 
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Reflecting on my family [1:17]
    Clifford Wilton tells “The Chicken Story” [8:40]
    Don’t let anyone get in your way [12:37]
    Be yourself at all costs [19:31]
    Choose abundance over scarcity [23:30] 
    Find what you love, do what you love [30:00]
    Paint the feeling, not the thing [34:00]
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    2017 Clifford Wilton Exhibition: https://sma.sou.edu/exhibitions/clifford-wilton/ 
    The Thing That Can Change Everything For You: https://www.nicholaswilton.com/2015/12/30/the-thing-that-can-change-everything/  
    Ludwig Schaffrath (Artist): https://urbanglass.org/glass/detail/in-memoriam-ludwig-schaffrath-1924-2011 
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/art2lifeworld/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/art2life_world/
    Join the Art2Life Artists' List and get the Sunday vlog here: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/

    • 39 min
    Collaboration - Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova

    Collaboration - Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova

    https://Art2Life.com - I believe it is the artist's role to show us, in the trail of their art, who they are and who they are becoming. The more we can feel them, the more we can connect to their art. But what if you were not alone in your art-making? What if there was someone else? Then the lens with which you create could become remarkably more expansive. What this would make possible is hard to imagine for most of us solitary makers. 
    But not for Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova. They met while still attending art school in St. Petersburg, Russia. But it wasn't until many years later, after immigrating to the United States, that they began collaborating to make their paintings. Today, the husband-and-wife team create gorgeous oil paintings that showcase and push the differences between each other, the representational and the abstract, the modern with the traditional, and as you will soon find out, the wild and fiery with the meditative and serene. Join me now, for a peek into this beautiful, almost storybook collaboration of art-making. And in this case, certainly, life-making.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    The love and art story of Igor and Marina [3:31]
    Exploring art collaboration within a marriage [10:15]
    The unique perspective Marina brings to the work and creating the atmosphere of a story [13:50] 
    The gifts and challenges Igor and Marina bring to the collaborative art-making table [19:34]
    The evolution of Igor and Marina’s art collaborations and the road ahead [29:45]
    The logistics of Igor and Marina’s life and art practice [35:45]
    Igor And Marina’s advice to aspiring artists [43:04]
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    CONNECT WITH IGOR KOZLOVSKY AND MARINA SHARAPOVA
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/igor_and_marina/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IgorKozlovskyMarinaSharapova
    Website: http://www.igor-marina.com/
    Book: Igor & Marina
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON:
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/art2lifeworld/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/art2life_world/
    Join the Art2Life Artists' List and get the Sunday vlog here: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

TAnnDance ,

Warm, real and encouraging

This is a weekly go-to for me. Like listening to a friend. Good advice both practically and in an almost dreamy, other-worldly way. He nudges us to explore and gently pushes us forward on the artistic path before us.

Jen Crowe ,

Down to earth and inspiring!

I listen to a lot of art and creativity podcasts. Nicholas is so open and inspiring in the way he talks about the creative process. Interesting interviews with great questions. Thanks you for what you’re putting out in the world. We can all use more of it!

StaceyB63 ,

What a gift!

I’ve been a fan of Nicholas’ art for years and listened to several Art2Life episodes before making the connection that the host was the same Nicholas whose art I love! The episodes I’ve listened to so far have been SO interesting, inspiring and informative….and through them, I’ve discovered some amazing artists and their art. Im now quickly getting through ALL the episodes and my only complaint is that there aren’t more of them. Keep it going and thank you Nicholas!

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