Trust Yourself

& Ignite Your Creativity

To Create your Deepest Art with Confidence.

Some artists create amazing art with ease, while others struggle year after year to express themselves.

Why? Take the Artist’s Archetype Quiz and find out.


The Artist’s Journey®: 

Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity

“One of the best Creativity books of all time” – BookAuthority

Whether you dream of loosening up and exploring creativity, expressing yourself, healing and becoming whole, experimenting with paints, colors, and techniques, or surprising yourself with your art, The Artist’s Journey® is your step-by-step guide to bold self-expression.

The Artist’s Journey®: 

Creativity Reflection Journal

Creativity is central to feeling alive. Unleash your inner artist.

Spark your imagination in The Artist’s Journey Creativity Reflection Journal with creativity prompts, poetic musings and stories inviting you to reflect on and activate the inner sources of your creativity.


The Adjacent Possible: 

Evolve Your Art. From Blank Canvas To Prolific Artist

Discover the science of creativity and the art of the possible- the adjacent possible!

Take your art to the edge of creation and collapse- to the place of poised instability where your paintings evolve. Step into the unknown, access The Adjacent Possible and create art that surprises and wows you.

The Adjacent Possible: 

Guidebook & Stories Of Artistic Transformation

Animating the science of creativity and the art of the possible with concepts and artists’ stories embracing the unfolding of their art.

Step into the unknown and exolore the art of the possible in your art. This book connects scientific concepts with artistic practice to understand the nature of surprise. Artist’s stories bring alive the concepts of the adjacent possible.


Create Abstract Paintings

Explore Your Own Personal Lexicon Of Mark Making With Powerful Exercises


Activating The Canvas™

A self-paced 5 module online course to free up your inner artist in this exciting introduction to abstract painting.

Activating the Canvas was featured As One of the Top Online Art Courses by

Trust Yourself In Your Art

The Inner Journey to believe in yourself & 2 technical game changers to  create with confidence


The Artist’s Journey®: 3 Secrets of the Masters

A self-paced 5 Module online course where you’ll learn to believe and trust in yourself, so you can create art with confidence, deeply explore and experiment, and embrace the unknown.


Simplify Color

Explore & Experiment with color with ease and joy. Simplify &  create dynamic color combinations

Experimenting With Color™

A self-paced 6 module online course that simplifies the complexity of color. Develop a deeper knowledge and confidence when you employ color in your paintings. Create dynamic, visually exciting color combinations with ease..


Take Your Art Somewhere New

Create Your Deepest, Most Experiemental Art

This exclusive program gives you the support and guidance you need to continually evolve your art.

Live Online Comprehensive Program:

The Artist’s Journey®: Masterclass

12 week Intensive and 6 months of group coaching calls devoted to your inner journey of creating your deepest art.

This is my signature course where we implement The Adjacent Possible® Framework and the ISEE Creativity™ Methodology to create your deepest, most experimental art.  

(Using principles from the intersection of art, science, psychology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, theoretical physics and creativity research that most artists don’t know)  

>> Enrollment is Currently Closed for this Exclusive Program.  


Ready to Create Your Deepest Art with Confidence?

Book a call. Let’s talk! 


Artist, best-selling author, and Stanford educated existential psychiatrist, Dr. Nancy Hillis guides and inspires you as you step into the terra incognita of your soul and face your vulnerability as an artist. She believes that your most astonishing work comes from deep exploration and experimentation. Nancy encourages you to find the nascent, unexpressed parts of yourself, give voice to your subconscious experiences, and finally express YOU in your art and life.

Founder of The Artist’s Journey® and The Adjacent Possible® workshops and courses, Nancy has led over 50,000 students on their creative journeys. Not only does Nancy encourage you to express yourself in your art, she has created courses and workshops to guide you on a tangible and accessible path to your deepest artistic fulfillment.




Art, Fiction & Imaginary Friends

Art, Fiction & Imaginary Friends

Nancy (with some contribution from Bruce) is embarking on a new adventure, or rather a new wrinkle in an old adventure, namely writing books. This time it is a work of fiction, unlike The Artist’s Journey and The Adjacent Possible works. While...

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E-Plumbing & The Architecture Of Meaning

E-Plumbing & The Architecture Of Meaning

Sometimes the links between things are more important than the things themselves. This is a key aspect of the concept of the Adjacent Possible.  Incorporating newness into a system, whether that is one’s own life or something “out in the world”...

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Art, Patterns, Memetic Barium & Memes

Art, Patterns, Memetic Barium & Memes

Memetic Barium & Pattern Recognition Memetic barium is a term coined by Bruce. It is a tool for tracing ideas. It has a light and dark side. The light side is seeing if your ideas are visible in the world which can be gratifying if you're...

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QUIZ: What's Your #1 Artist Archetype?


Some artists create amazing art with ease, while others struggle year after year to express themselves.

What's going on? Could it be about how you approach your art?

Take the Artist's Archetype Quiz and find out.