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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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  • DawneTapp
    Nicholas Wilton: Mindless Objectivity
    Episode 99: Nick, your willingness/ability to share your vulnerability is truly inspiring. Thank you.
  • Mb4art
    What I love about Nick is that he walks the walk. Talking about being vulnerable and leaving it all on the table. His philosophy of play in art frees me up to by a fearless goofball. To mess up sometimes. To actually enjoy the messes. I can’t wait for #100!
  • Bytccm
    Where have you been all my life???
    Honestly, this is the first time listening to the podcast, and I’m so excited about it! Have been painting for 20 years, and Nick’s philosophy about being unique, grateful for the whole process and the gift of self exploration that art gives us is truly soul lifting. I can’t wait to go back to past shows to learn, get inspired and encouraged! And will not miss future shows to come. Thank you!!!
  • AmberUpti
    This is my new favorite podcasts. It’s so refreshing to hear about other artist’s struggles and how they work through them. Im inspired to start working after I listen. I perceive art making in a whole new way now.
  • gingergvt
    I especially love how Nick answers the questions of folks who write in. He takes everyone seriously no matter the level of the art making. Despite having a discouraging day today, I’m ready to paint tomorrow and reinvigorated after listening to the last episode.
  • Happy pirate fires cannon
    So inspiring!
    I can’t tell you how many days I come out to my barn/studio feeling uninspired but then I listen Art to Life and to Nick and his no nonsense approach and it relaxes me and gives me the motivation to just play with the paint. No masterpieces as yet but I’m having fun so it’s all good. Thank you Nick!!
  • Tayvallich
    Love the July 19 episode
    “Can you trust what is emerging” is a fabulous episode! Have listened to it twice - so many great nuggets of wisdom from Nick. If you are an artist, and know the ups and downs of the art making process, this episode is for you!!
  • Midwest Jenn
    Painting alone in my studio can be lonely. The Art2Life podcast helps me feel connected and inspired. Keep up the good work!
  • Natick Town
    Might be the best art podcast available
    Nicholas Wilton is one of the most generous, generative, supportive, and understanding teachers I’ve ‘met.’ This podcast is filled with wisdom. Each one. Nicholas is a warm and engaging interviewer, among the best.
  • GSNY76
    Inspiring and Thoughtful
    Thanks for this podcast! I listen to it when I’m painting and love the new ideas it brings to light. Very inspiring and makes you think about your art making in new ways.
  • Mary Oros Sculpture
    Thirsty For This Topic
    Thanks for the thought provoking podcast. I‘ve listened to it a few times now. Definitely looking forward to more of on this topic. Timely for me since I will be called upon to talk about my work at an opening this weekend. Keep going with the highly informative podcasts- they’re great!
  • BodhiSadhak
    Thank you!
    Love your art, teaching and now your podcast. Thank you! Art2Life is definitely my favorite podcast!
  • 4Veronica
    Art to life podcasts
    I love the art to life podcasts. Everyone of them has been helpful and interesting.
  • showmeparis
    This podcast is my studio buddy
    Love listening to Nick and his guests as I work! Also on hour-long car trips. There are some episodes I listen to multiple times—the brain learns through repetition, and that helps me to really integrate new ideas. Really grateful to this podcast as a companion in my artmaking journey.
  • Ardie#
    Thankful for the Many Blessings of Art2Life
    I am loving Nic’s Art2Life podcasts! Each episode blesses me in several ways: - They keep me exercising as I listen, keeping me moving for longer periods. - Nic introduces me to new, to me, artists. And I click on the links in the program notes to see their work as I listen. I love this expansion of my horizons! - I am inspired by these artists and their stories. - It also feels good to have many of my attitudes and thoughts about creativity expressed by others. - I love the enthusiasm and love of life and artmaking of Nic and the artists he interviews. Thank you Nicolas Wilton!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
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