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Evolving Your Art: Q & A With Nancy Hillis

In this video we explore:

  • Style
  • Premature optimization
  • Not crystallizing too early
  • Small studio spaces
  • The paradoxical power of constraint
  • Constraint drives creativity
  • Moving past non starters
  • The surprise benefits of ugly art
  • Monocoque
  • Don’t be ruled by rules
  • Experimentation, The Unknown and Evolving Your Art
  • Success disasters
  • Repeating oneself
  • Fear of ruining your art
  • Is a Painting ever ruined?
  • Perfectionism
  • Working in a series
  • Is a painting ever finished?
  • Infinite possibilities and decision
  • The importance of decision in creativity
  • Internal vs External Validation
  • Embracing not knowing
  • Searching
  • Allowing
  • Inner narrative
  • The Inner Journey
  • The adjacent possible
  • Moving past preciousness
  • Experimental Attitude
  • Iterations
  • Many starts, miles of canvas
  • Expressing you in your art
  • The narrative around finishing
  • Tolerating and allowing raw expressions
  • Expanding the envelope and repertoire
  • Edgy art
  • Breaking the rules
  • The unfamiliar
  • Ugly art has messages for you
  • Working in a series with variations, permutations and evolution of the idea
  • Perfecting something vs evolving something
  • The prison of style
  • Success disasters
  • Keep your ugly art (at least some of it)
  • Where innovation lives
  • And more

With gratitude from my studio to yours,


P.S. I’m thrilled to invite you to my FREE Transformational online workshop “3 Massive Mistakes Even Professional Artists Make That Cause Them To Not Like Their Art”.

3 Massive Mistakes Webinar

In this workshop, you’ll 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.

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