March 31, 2024

Here’s how I start a new body of work…

Happy Sunday!

I have a show in July and wanted to share what I do to get started. I’ll be making 15 paintings, and I don’t know what they’ll be, but here’s how I learn.

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I start by looking at recent work in my studio and in my journal. I look for textures, colors, and areas I love; it’s like a hunt. I think about and look for places to start with that understanding and connection to self. I spend a week or so staying open to all possibilities and embracing the unknown so this new work can leap forward. I’m excited to share the progress with you as it evolves!

What do you do to start a new body of work? How do you get fired up? Tell me in the comments.

This week on the Art2Life Podcast, we discuss how to become your art, reducing the distance between yourself and your art, and moving from thoughts in your head to your body. Be sure to listen wherever you stream podcasts or watch the episode on our YouTube Channel this Wednesday.

I have some exciting news! The Art2Life Podcast is making a shift! We’ve had an amazing time bringing you 128 episodes so far but we have new things to come. After this week, we will take a short break and be back with a new podcast on May 8th! Until then, I’ll be here on this vlog and our social media channels, still sharing with you!

Have a great Sunday in the studio!


Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

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