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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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  • Carol D Artist
    Nick has such a generous spirit and I so appreciate how he shares his own personal experiences of being an artist in a way that not only informs and enlightens but also encourages all of us to just keep going with our art making.
  • GinnyJP
    Wish I listened more consistently…
    Ironically, having just listened to Nicholas Wilton‘s excellent podcast on being consistent in my art practice, I realize that I wish I were more consistent in listening to this podcast. Almost every time I have remembered to tune in I have been glad that I did. I appreciate his tips, his humility, his humor, and his encouragement. Highly recommend.
  • Stephanie_991
    Refreshing, reframing art conversations
    Nick’s podcast is like food for my soul. The content is engaging, informative, and super helpful in balancing my art and overall life. I always feel more grounded, recharged, and motivated after listening. I highly recommend the Art2Life podcast!
  • Paula Walla Doodle all the Day
    Fabulous insights for the creative soul
    Nick gets deep satisfaction from helping creatives on all levels improve their art and their lives. I have deep appreciation for his insights and teachings. This podcast adds so much to my creative life and it’s fun and delightful to listen to!
  • DawneTapp
    Nicholas Wilton: Mindless Objectivity
    Helpful best friend feedback: “Sometimes you just talk a lot. Maybe just listen a little bit.” So. This must make me my husband’s best friend?? But seriously Nicholas, this podcast, for me, totally dials in the heart of art. The subjective objective. A distilled down version that can aid in the gleaning of a happy sigh. Goals. Thank you.
  • Endoscopy RN
    Incredible podcasts
    Nick naturally embodies generosity, kindness, and humility. He’s so smart. He’s extremely encouraging, fun to listen to, makes you chuckle, and overall just makes you want to be a better person. These podcasts are full of insight and knowledge about art and life. You won’t for a second regret listening to him!!
  • LynaMazzo
    Weekly motivation to connect
    I love listening to this podcast! Nick is so wise and generous with his advice about art making and all the related things. ❤️
  • LuLu Gazelle
    Great podcast with practical and inspirational advice
    Art2Life podcasts are a great resource for artists. Nick and guests are so consistently presenting and sharing practical information and career steering material that really impacts us in the art community
  • The Patina
    My new favorite creativity podcast!
    I am an artist, writer, and podcast junky. This is my new first go to listen. Great motivation and insight for creatives of all types. I listen while on my morning walk and once home nearly run to my canvas or laptop to get working. Thanks for the passionate inspiration!
  • Dianasd4
    Ear Food for the Soul
    Episode 80 on authenticity with Rick Scott was exactly what I needed to hear today. Excellent listen. Love the food for the head and the heart you bring to us, Nicholas! Thank you 🙏🏻
  • 1jdc[]
    Thank you
    Thank you and Noah for such a wonderful episode! I too am a big Brice Marden fan. I look forward each week to your podcast. Thank you!
  • Scar-Mann
    Best Art Podcast ever made
    Thank you so much Nicholas for creating this podcast. I am a fine art photographer, and this podcast has improved my work and perception of the art world more than anything I’ve ever listened to. I would love to take one of your workshops one day. I want to explore mixed media. Ie. Painting on my photographs. ♥️Scarlet
  • ToniValentine
    Wonderful discussion and advice!
  • joa59
    I’ve been painting most of my 62 years yet I’ve learned so much from Nicholas. He’s truly brilliant, kind and humble. I recommend this podcast highly!
  • fraud site
    Do yourself a kindness…listen and just let it in. Nicholas is a gem and he drops a trail of shimmering gems in each episode. Thank you Nicholas!
  • mavior7
    Art Accelerator
    So valuable for creatives of all kinds. A practical philosophy that's long overdue!
  • MarylandEditor
    Hope for artists!
    EdKaitz, Maryland artist. LOVE this pod!
  • Laura Trotchie
    Thank you!
  • RenaDiana
    This Podcast Is A Balm and A Tonic!
    Thank you, Nick, for being a soothing, uplifting presence in my studio, in my car, on my walks. You offer inspiration and clarity with a light touch. The anecdotes and nuggets of wisdom you share, the encouragement you give, your humility and your honesty are all invaluable. Each guest you interview has taught me something new and given me something to think about. But you, Nick, have taught me the most: “art is life” and “do what lights you up”. My mantras. This podcast is a highlight of my week!
  • Happy pirate fires cannon
    So inspiring!
    Love listening to Nick either on his own or with some of his amazing guests.
  • Courageous_2019
    Just one word
    If I could use only one word to describe Nick it would be “Generous”. He shares in this podcast his knowledge of art & business, his wisdom, his stories that bring tears to my eyes & those that inspire me to paint, to laugh & to be more curious. As a longtime student of Nick I can say he’s an amazing teacher & worth every penny I spent to study with him.
  • Ellen Jones McNair
    I listen to Nicks podcasts over and over! He is a top notch art educator: authentic, earnest, curious, caring, knowledgable, engaging. He puts very relatable artist experiences on the table so we can grow from his learning. I love the artists and authors he interviews - he brings out the most authentic self in everyone. Whether sharing his own or others ideas, each episode is infused with humor and rich with information and inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • LoriC in Oceanside
    Terrific Content Time after Time
    Nick does such a great job of drilling down on a variety of topics with humility, intention, humor and terrific guests. I appreciate his shares on how to be brave and make an art practice meaningful to all types of artists.
  • jackypoh1555
    An Inspiring Delight
    I’m still not sure how I found this little gem, but I’m so happy that I did. I found the cadence of information extremely easy to digest and, more importantly, found inspiration and a sense of “belonging” infused into each episode. This will be a staple in my morning “mood boost”. Thank you for your work!
  • reimaginedcath
    Incredible teaching
    This podcast was soooo revealing to me ! I hung on every word ! It was a bit uncomfortable as I felt you struck a chord about the unknown . I am a planner , so when I heard your take on this , Nick , it resonated with me . I’m going to “ Let go” & just paint ! Thank you! Every podcast that I have listened to of yours has spoken to me!
  • Tayvallich
    Great podcast- Esp. Episode #70 with Philip Buller
    This is a consistently great podcast. Informative, fascinating and wonderful conversations with artists. Episode #70 with Philip Buller is one of the best. So much information and insight into the art making process. Thanks Nicholas Wilton!!
  • paint sleeves
    My go-to art podcast
    Listen to this regularly if you’re an artist, and listen to it even if you’re not currently making art or you don’t consider yourself an artist. I guarantee you will want to pick your paint brush! Nick and the people he interviews are so inspiring and motivating. The stuff he talks about is practical, spiritual and transformational.
  • km*art
    Excellent support for artists
    This podcast is the partner in emotional support and staying with a positive vide in my art. Thank you for being here and keep up all the great content!
  • cdsmiles
    Thank you Nicholas!
    I listen to your podcast on my drive home from work and it’s like having a conversation with a good friend - maybe a little one-sided haha. Aside from sharing incredibly insightful and thoughtful discussions about art and creativity, your voice is just so comforting and relaxing to listen to! Your authentic positive energy and humanness is so evident in every episode. I’ve been a public school art teacher for 25 years and started making art again for myself a few years ago. My dream is to have my paintings be a source of revenue when I retire from teaching in 5 years. But most importantly, I am so grateful for all of the joy that being creative brings to my life. I take something meaningful from every episode of your podcast - some I listen to multiple times so that your wise words really sink in. Thanks so much for being awesome! One day I hope to thank you in person at one of your workshops. If you’re ever looking for people to join your staff part time, please look me up! @christine.e.donnelly on IG Cheers!
  • DianaMae
    A+ from a Retired Teacher
    What a treat to my soul and being finding your fun and informative podcast! My yoga teacher told us that we should “ play more “ in our adult life- well here I am - I’ve learned so much by listening and documenting your wise words - now I feel it’s time to play ! As a New Yorker who survived the dark days of spring 2020 and COVID pneumonia - art was my medicine - my hero- life got in the way- and now I’m back to learn, discover and play… thanks to you !!!I just signed up for everything you offer - thank you thank you - Diane from Long Island
  • K. Sloan
    Amazingly Inspiring
    I just love this podcast. Makes me wish I had gone to Art school instead of Biz school. This gem teaches me so much.
  • MSK Matt K
    Thanks for sharing!
    I appreciate your encouragement and support in becoming a better artist. You willingness to share knowledge is making the world a more beautiful place physically, mentally and spiritually! Thank you so very much!
  • 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🎉
  • lblissart
    CVP alumnus
    I always love to hear what Nick has to say—especially the stories. Thanks!
  • Vgfgggv
    Inspiring art podcast
    Nicholas is a unicorn. He’s so positive and funny and quirky in the best way. I listen to him as I’m plugging away on my painting. He’s always so helpful and entertaining, especially on days that I struggle with my art, which is often. Thankful to have him in my ear telling me it’s okay, to just continue, that it’s important and has value regardless. Highly recommend.
  • Making life a work of art
    This podcast will help you make your life a work of art
    Nicholas Wilton is a gentle and extremely wise guide on this wild ride we call life. He shares practical tips that help me go further faster with more joy, every single episode. Thank you, Nicholas, for stoking my own creativity and bravery in all areas of my life.
  • Art729
    Favorite Interview is with Jerry Saltz
    Nicholas Wilton has such an great podcast. Always interesting, it transports me to places where he interviews or where his guests are from. Sometimes by the ocean, sometimes overseas, and from various cities. My favorite so far is his interview with art critic Jerry Saltz. I turn it on in my studio when I’m going to paint and I’m encouraged and entertained by Jerry’s candidness. I tell my husband, I’m going to stop being a big baby and I’m going into the G #%{.. studio. Listen to it!!
  • old lady in the woods
    I decided to start playing with acrylic paint about four months ago as a way to use my energy despite physical limitations. I’m so glad that I discovered Nicholas and this podcast early on. It would have been so easy to have been derailed by judgement of my results rather than finding joy and experimentation in the process. So grateful!
  • MTA21
    Very Timely
    I’m at a point in my life where I’m struggling with my light that shines when I do my art because it attracts people to me in a way that is so uncomfortable for me. So this was a very timely message for me to hear.
    Listen to this.
    Wonderful and inspiring podcast!
  • yungcarpenter
    So positive and informative!
    This podcast is a great item to add to your quiver of things that’ll get you fired up to create.
  • 04Ry
    Relating to self doubt
    After listening to Nick “overcoming self doubt” I am truly excited to get back into the studio again. Nick, thanks for inspiring and motivating us. You are impacting our lives!
  • RT1117$
    Everyone should listen to this!
    Just listened to episode 50– took my breath away. Spoke to me on such a deep level. Thank you! I often listen and soak up your wisdom and candor. You are a delight!
  • Chippady Cheese
    A breath of fresh air!
    So glad that you are putting this type of content out here for artists to nibble on. I listen to you often as I go about my day. I am a very new creator and early on I could sense that my joy in creation was the absolute most important piece here. For it to be exciting & sustainable not mundane or just a job whipping out pieces like a robot. Your podcast gives me permission to explore a lot more. I get loads of information from each podcast that I relate with on a very deep level. The truth is I have very few people that I feel comfortable bouncing ideas off of or talk about the hard (mental) stuff. I truly appreciate the time you put into all of your content. It feeds my soul. 🙏🏽 - C.Margulski
  • paint on my hands
    The Art of Curiosity - Jax Chartier
    This resonated so clearly for me. It was a gold mine of inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for this wonderful interview.
  • awesome77777777777777777
    My new favorite art podcast
    So glad I found this podcast! The host is so easy to listen to, comments on the art and interacts with the artist in such an articulate, clear down to earth way. His voice and commentary are so pleasant! And I think his choice of artists is just great!!!!!!!
  • rbrbrbdyffkgjdysu
    Thank you Nick!
    This podcast is so inspiring and informative. It’s such a pleasure to hear artists talk about their art.
  • Shivery Moon
    Joy in Creating
    Absolutely inspirational & motivating podcast! I always come away with new ideas to spark my creativity and life, after listening… Love the encouragement these podcasts bring to artists at every stage!
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