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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.

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Nancy Hillis has produced something rare in the cacophony of reads available for contemporary artists and creatives: A practical and inspiring call to create original, astonishing work. Highly recommend.

Ruth Crone, Artist

“The Artist’s Journey® is an impressive and comprehensive guide to all creative souls. Like the author writes: “You yearn to create – because creation is connection with the immortal and the divine.” This is a very useful, informative and inspirational guide for all creative minds.”

Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

Taking on self doubt, fear and that nagging negative inner voice, author Nancy Hillis has created a guide for artists who need help finding their way.

Sara Barnes, My Modern Met

Finding Nancy Hillis’ self-help art book, The Artist’s Journey®, has me wondering yet again if perhaps there is a way to actually find one’s vision. The accompanying video course is marvelous. The Artist’s Journey® is most highly recommended.

Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Nancy Hillis’ The Artist’s Journey® is an unforgettable, thought-provoking read, with an inspiring and determined tone. A one-of-a-kind guide and is an absolute must-read for any artists suffering from artist’s block or any sort of creative meltdown. Truly worth a read. 

Jessica Barbosa for Readers’ Favorite

Just when you think hope has left the building, someone like Nancy Hillis comes along and revives our purpose and place in the universe. The Artist’s Journey® is a game changer, a mind bender and true epiphany of purpose for every artist living in the challenges of the 21st century. 

Janis Kirstein, Award winning artist & writer

A BRILLIANT BOOK …No Artist Should Be Without It….Full Of Inspired And Knowledgeable Information . Nancy Is Uniquely Able To Speak About Everything An Artist Experiences. The Good, The Sad , And The Wonders Of “The Ugly ” Paintings. READ IT … OFTEN! It’s life saving!

Danny Craig Cutting

AWARDS

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

5 Stars Readers Favorite Award for The Artists Journey by Nancy Hillis

Silver Medal from Readers Favorite International Book Award for The Artists Journey by Dr. Nancy Hillis

Are you an artist tired of feeling blocked from expressing onto the canvas the art that lives deep within you?

There’s an old saying:

Find joy in your life. It’s later than you think.

You don’t want to come to your final moments regretting your un-lived dreams.

You’ve got paintings inside you waiting to be expressed.

You know that, while you could keep repeating what’s worked before in your art, this is a kind of soul death.

You want to experiment, take risks and explore your deepest self expression.

You want to wrestle down your self doubts and inner criticism and finally create the paintings of your dreams- paintings that wow and astonish you.

You want to express YOU in your art.

You don’t want to play it safe anymore.

The worst thing you could do as an artist is to avoid experimentation.

Art is about exploring wonder and the unknown, the terra incognita of the soul.

Painting is a mirror. It brings up everything, especially fear and yearning.

Slay self doubt and say YES to your artist’s journey.

Overcome your fears to live your deepest life.

Explore, experiment and create the art of your dreams on your inner journey of creation and self expression. Paint with confidence and finally express YOU in your art.

Having wanted to paint my whole life, I have 56 years of painting energy bottled up that must come out. Having only been painting a little over two years I have painted over 40 paintings to date. As an art spectator, I was always drawn to and connected with modern abstract expressionism.

I purchased The Artists Journey on Audible around the first of April 2020. I am on my third listen. The Artists Journey has been the best art experience and technique book I've come across because it did three main things, and many more:

  • Related exactly the range of thoughts and feelings I have experienced many times during the creative process, helped me recognize where they are from, how to handle them and re-focused me on the art, through me.
  • Helped me trust myself in the creative process and reveal "me" in my work.
  • Showed me specific technique steps in the creative process that have unleashed other elements of creativity.

Most importantly, The Artists Journey has helped me identify the boredom I was feeling by allowing the artists I love such as Frankenthaler, Krasner, Pollock, De Kooning, Klee, Kandinsky, and others to influence my process to replicate their styles of work instead of focusing on the art inside of me.

The Artists Journey is a must-read for anyone, anywhere in their art journey.

Mark Freeman

The Artist's Journey® Book Reader

Have you always dreamed of being an artist?

Why put off following your dreams?

Are you ready to set out on a journey of self-discovery? To develop strength, clarity, and skill as an artist?

The time to create your art is NOW.

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to dive deep and dedicate yourself to your art, to move past the fears and limiting beliefs that stop you from creating your deepest, most expressive art.

Learn to loosen up, explore, experiment and trust yourself on your artist’s journey so you can finally feel confident as an artist and create the art of your dreams.

When I started the online course Nancy Hillis was offering last year, I was looking for tips and directions but soon I found that what Nancy was providing the answer for all those questions, deep in the night, that all artists face when doing new creative work, and it was the lesson of reassurance...of ‘keep going and you’ll get there’. 

There were no answers about WHAT you were doing. But just to continue doing it because this was the way you wanted to go..and never mind the result because this would take care of itself. And it does.  

My journey continues but rather than limiting her reach only to those who take her course, Nancy has also produced a book, The Artist’s Journey, where you can read her guidelines and follow her direction in undertaking this inner journey. 

If you would like to further explore your creativity, I strongly recommend you read this, whatever your method of expression. It changed my life. I hope it may change yours.

Lupe Cunha

You’ve got paintings inside you waiting to be expressed.

You know that, while you could keep repeating what’s worked before in your art, this is a kind of soul death. You want to experiment, take risks and explore a deeper self expression.

The worst thing you could do as an artist is to not experiment. Art is about exploring wonder and the unknown, the terra incognita of the soul.

Painting is a mirror. It brings up everything, especially fear and yearning.
~ Nancy Hillis, M.D.

This is where The Artist’s Journey® written by artist, psychiatrist and author, Nancy Hillis, M.D., comes in to guide you to trusting and believing in yourself as an artist.

Art mirrors our inner state in ways that are meaningful and mysterious. Creativity is central to feeling alive.
~ Nancy Hillis, M.D.

A BRILLIANT BOOK ...No Artist Should Be Without It....Full Of Inspired And Knowledgeable Information . Nancy Is Uniquely Able To Speak About Everything An Artist Experiences. The Good, The Sad , And The Wonders Of "The Ugly " Paintings. READ IT ... OFTEN! It's life saving!

Danny Craig Cutting

The Artist's Journey® Book Reader

ABOUT DR. NANCY HILLIS

Dr. Nancy Hillis is a Stanford-trained existential psychiatrist, abstract artist, and founder of The Artist’s Journey® workshops.

In The Artist’s Journey®, Dr. Hillis expertly guides you to experiment with mark making, color, and brush strokes, to explore ways of igniting inspiration—and finally, to express you in your paintings.

Invest in The Artist’s Journey® today to activate your artistic breakthrough.

What The Artist’s Journey® teaches you

The Artist’s Journey® is a self-help guidebook using psychological principles to help artists create their deepest work. If you want a comprehensive, clearly explained, psychologically sophisticated map for your creative self- expression, start here with Nancy Hillis’ book.

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Learn how one mindset shift will transform your experience of creating art

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Learn how one secret studio practice will ignite your creativity

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Learn how two technical game changers will take your art to the next level 

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One concept will help you create your deepest, most personal art

I am very excited about Nancy's book, The Artist’s Journey. Having started on her course I have been reading the book and I can verify that she knows the artist’s mind through and through.

Dawn Lim

Activating The Canvas™ Alumnus, The Artist's Journey® Book Reader

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About Nancy

Artist, author, and Stanford trained psychiatrist Dr. Nancy Hillis will guide and inspire 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 21,000 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.

Nancy is the best selling author of The Artist's Journey®: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity. Available on Amazon. Named by BookAuthority as a "Top 100 Creativity Books Of All Time". Nab your copy and leave us a review.

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Nancy Hillis, M.D., Artist, Best Selling Author, Speaker & Stanford Trained Existential Psychiatrist.

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