The Art of Memory – Bill Armstrong – Ep 49

Why does a memory always seem a little blurry and slightly soft-edged when we look back in time? It feels like reality. It is familiar but oddly just beyond our grasp. Memories are places beyond the veil of presence that are wonderfully and not so easily defined. Just thinking about this notion begins to lift…

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Want to go bigger in your art? Here’s a tip…

Nicholas Wilton in black shirt demonstrating how to make bigger art

I want to share a helpful tip for when you want to work large. I like to work on unprimed canvas (found at any big online art store) wrapped over hardwood panels so I can push the paint into the canvas. To do this, I’ve built some very large forms of various sizes. What’s cool…

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Everyone’s Eligible & Anything’s Possible!

Nicholas Wilton painting with the color blue

Many years ago, I fantasized about being in a prestigious gallery in San Francisco. The art shown there was incredible. I often went to the openings and remembered being awed by the work of one artist in particular. The work was so amazing and his level of imagination felt so beyond what I could come…

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The Art of Curiosity – Jaq Chartier – Ep 47

I’m always trying to take time in my practice to experiment. It’s always about figuring out what it is, or where I might go next. When I do, it’s so satisfying. It reinvigorates my art-making. I love the idea of letting curiosity lead the way. What if your art was entirely experimenting? What if learning…

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Dive into the Unknown & Fire Up Your Creative Juices!

Dive into the Unknown & Fire Up Your Creative Juices!

I recently interviewed this amazing artist, Jaq Chartier, whose approach to her art is about testing and experimenting. She loves not knowing what’s going to happen. It’s an exciting approach to making art and it got me thinking about mine. Looking at older work, I see more intention and less mystery, whereas in my newer…

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