Trust Yourself

& Ignite Your Creativity


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.

Live Online Comprehensive Program:

The Artist’s Journey®: Masterclass

6 months devoted to going on your inner journey and implementing the 3 Key Practices: Start, Experiment, Evolve to help you overcome inhibitions, fall in love with painting again, create paintings that wow you and reach that place of continuing evolution with your art that is dynamic, alive and evolving.

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


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® 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.



Empty Virtuosity & The Tyranny of Technique

Empty Virtuosity & The Tyranny of Technique

  I think the idea of empty virtuosity comes up more often in music than in painting, but it is everywhere in creative pursuits. And it is deeply related to last week's critique of art criticism. In music, it is associated with performers who...

read more
Artist Manifesto: A Critique Of Art Critique

Artist Manifesto: A Critique Of Art Critique

  For seven years now, we have drawn parallels between art, mathematics, and science. We are careful when we bring up mathematics, because we know that equations can have a toxic effect and scare off artists. But art critique can be even...

read more

FREE WORKSHOP: 3 Massive Mistakes Even Professional Artists Make!

Learn the three vital studio practices that are at the core of creating as an artist to overcome inhibitions, activate your creativity, fall in love with painting again and create paintings that wow you.