Art2Life

By Nicholas Wilton

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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.

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The Art of Trees, with Adam Wolpert - Ep 5
48:10

Today I'm excited for you to meet an extraordinary artist from Sonoma County, California. His name is Adam Wolpert. For quite a few years, Adam has been involved in painting the local landscape, but lately, which caught my attention, his art shifted. Not only did it become bigger, but it became simpler. Now it is mostly just about trees. 

Every time his work takes a quantum leap forward, I am always excited to catch up with him to learn why. What just happened? How is it possible these paintings have become so so powerful? 

At first blush, if you are just listening, the subject seems fairly straight up but not once you see these paintings. They have been realized from countless hours standing beneath trees, paying attention, listening, thinking, and quietly observing. So it turns out; trees have a lot to teach us about art, resiliency, and life.

Join me as Adam shares all he is learning and discovering in the pursuit of his remarkable tree paintings.

Listen if you are interested in...

  • My good friend, Adam Wolpert, and his recent focus on trees [0:05]
  • Adam’s path, from college to his present interests and work [2:16]
  • How inquiry has played a part of Adam’s practice of art [8:47]
  • The way in which Adam’s work uses the power of perspective and space [11:41]
  • Using deep observation to create a new series of tree paintings [23:32]
  • How Adam’s paintings honor the subjects he’s representing [35:29]
  • Contemplation of the universal dimensions of the work Adam creates [40:12]

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Nov 24, 2021
A breath away - Lorraine Weiss, Ep 4
45:36

I've had many wise and influential teachers throughout my life who have helped me see past obstacles blocking my progress, not just in my art but also in my life. My guest today is Lorraine Weiss. She is an artist and musician but also a gifted healer and spiritual coach. Lorraine has a remarkable ability to see the complexities of life in much simpler ways. She has helped shift my thinking and see in new ways, which almost immediately returned a sense of joy and spaciousness to my life. Staying present, open without expectation, and knowing and trusting your deepest self are some of the themes that swirl around her teachings. Her coaching was a game-changer for me and influenced my trajectory in my life and, remarkably, my art. Learning to be more present and connected to my intuition dramatically improved my art. So, how can we engage with our deepest selves more energetically? How do we better find our way by trusting and listening more to the soul and the artful creation of our lives? This question is what I want to explore more today in my conversation with Lorraine. Have a listen. It just might catalyze some powerful changes in your life and quite possibly your art too.

Listen if you are interested in...

  • How I met Lorraine Weiss and how she altered the trajectory of my life and art [0:30]
  • The path Lorraine has walked to learn the concepts she shares [3:04]
  • Spiritual lessons Lorraine learned and how they have impacted her life [7:38]
  • My belief that our art is an artifact of the journey we are on, not the main point [13:35]
  • Tying together the concepts of life force, love, and creative flow [19:35]
  • Making the investments that impact the returns you receive [28:01]
  • The faith and growth that happen along the creative path [35:01]
  • How all of us can hold a space where others can learn these concepts [42:33]

Connect with Lorraine Weiss

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Nov 17, 2021
Live like an artist with Austin Kleon - Ep 3
01:02:57

I am super excited today to share this conversation I had with the writer, artist Austin Kleon. What I love is that Austin’s process of creation is as important as the art he happens to be making. The vibrant potency of what he makes, whether it’s his books, drawings, writings, or talks, has everything to do with his thinking and how he creates. Today we are diving into some of the most fundamental, valuable ideas of artmaking. Whether you’re just starting out or far along the creative path, this conversation will fire you up. It did me. We dive into sustaining the juice in your artmaking, delightful missteps, and how to keep curiosity and wonder at the forefront of your art and life.

Austin is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going. He also has a superb blog where each week, he shares what he finds inspiring and moving. In addition, Austin speaks for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons.

Join me in this fantastic conversation with Austin. He is a student of life and art, first and foremost, a fellow explorer who so generously reports back to us all he is learning in his beautifully simple quest to creatively do a little bit better than he did yesterday. He is truly finding his way as he goes, and today we get to go too.

Listen if you are interested in...

  • Learning from guest artist Austin Kleon [2:30] 
  • Maintaining the momentum [4:00]
  • Why you need a “Youth spy”[9:00]
  • Working against limitations [15:00]
  • Inviting chance and mistakes [20:00] 
  • Intelligence in the body [31:00]
  • Sharing in a sustainable way [37:00] 
  • Executing your final product [45:00]
  • Falling in love with your work [50:00]
  • Don’t be your hero - be you [57:30] 
  • Closing thoughts [59:00] 

Resources and Links Mentioned

Connect with Nicholas Wilton

Nicholas@art2life.com

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Nov 10, 2021
Becoming Alive - Ep 2
23:42

In this episode, I will share the single biggest realization, the most significant change agent that has occurred in my art and life. I stumbled upon this learning first out of desperation to help myself and my artmaking but soon realized that this idea was also helpful to others. It's a simple idea, but for me, changed everything. I call it "differences." It has become the foundational underpinning of my teaching and the spark that created Art2life. It turns out this approach can be learned and is a big part of what I have now taught to thousands of artists interested in finding their way towards their authentic, artistic expression.


And I can say this approach, unequivocally works.


It all circles around to developing the discernment and awareness to move towards what brings you alive in your art and life... So today, I will dive a little deeper into this essential, powerful approach hoping that this might move the needle in your art and life. Have a listen...

Listen if you are interested in...

  • My primary approach for helping artists improve their craft [2:00]
  • Staying connected to what makes you feel alive [5:00] 
  • Appreciating the differences [9:00] 
  • Why contrast is so important [14:40] 
  • When things start to fall flat [20:00]
  • Closing thoughts [22:00] 

Connect with Nicholas Wilton

Nicholas@art2life.com

Like on Facebook

Follow on Twitter

Follow on Instagram

Subscribe on Youtube

Follow on LinkedIn

Follow on Pinterest

Join the Art2Life Artists' List and get the Sunday vlog here

Subscribe to Art2Life on
Apple Podcasts,
Spotify, Google Podcasts

Nov 10, 2021
Finding your way as you go - Ep 1
15:26

I used to be concerned that I could rarely see where I wanted to go ahead of time. I would meticulously plan a trip or an art project only to discover halfway through that I actually didn't have all the necessary information or even the desire to continue. All the planning and best intentions rarely were enough to arrive at a destination reliably.

At first, it was frustrating, but I realized this process isn't necessarily a bad thing over time.  "Finding your way as you go" is an amazing, wonderous way to create, not just art but life too.

Please join me today as we take the first step towards more wonder, curiosity, and inspiration not just for our art but also for our life. This approach could change everything for you. It did me.

Listen if you are interested in...

  • How I was captured by a vision to go sailing [0:40] 
  • Locating your “Center” [4:00] 
  • Finding your way as you go [9:00] 
  • Digging deep [14:00] 

Connect with Nicholas Wilton


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Jul 29, 2021