Pauline Jans Art

UK Artist Louise Fletcher reached out to me after meeting on an Online Group we both belong to. She asked if I would like to be her first interviewed for her new interview video series "How to be an Artist." Louise is fascinated with the journey of being an artist and has designed a new website to host this new venture she's embarked on to interview artists around the world to find out what makes them tick!

Click on the video to watch a snippet of the interview.

You can see the whole interview here:

On my recent trip to New York City, my husband & I had the pleasure & honor of visiting with New York artist Rob Szot. We had a lovely chat covering all sorts of topics. He kindly allowed me to voice record our conversation. Listen in to some of our chat where Rob shares some nuggets with me. It was a hot NYC September day so you'll need to listen over the massive fans cooling his studio. This was an amazing opportunity visiting with an artist further along the art journey than me. I've snipped up the recording - audio collage bits if you will - and have posted a few below. I'll post more gems of our convo in the future and let you know thru social media when they're up. Enjoy!

You can see Rob's work here:

Pauline's Interview with New York Artist Rob Szot - 2018

Living & Painting in New York City

How & Where Rob Works, Singularities, Monotype, Philip Guston

What's the biggest challenge being an artist?

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Burning Ember & Big Moments

Ever created a painitng you wanted to keep? Not Sell

Beauty, Social Media

Getting Out there & Into Galleries

Investing Time Into Work

When is a Painting Done

On my spontaneous trip this summer to Victoria, British Columbia I had the wonderful experience of meeting and spending time with Cheryl Taves at her studio. Cheryl is an amzing artist and mindset coach who I met online in 2018 when researching The Creative Visonary Path (CVP) offered by Nick Wilton of Art2Life. Cheryl coached artists for three years in the CVP program and is owner and founder of Insight Creative. She's been my coach since I met her last year and has been instrumental in the development of my creative art journey!

Cheryl’s work is absolutely stunning. I found myself wanting to “keep” so much of it but held myself back with taking just two photos and an “I was here!” shot with her at the end. Chatting with Cheryl and soaking up her art while I gazed at it all was tremendously uplifting, fulfilling and inspiring. There was so much there for me on so many levels. We chatted all things art and she offered insight into some of the pieces she's been working on as well. Spending time with her was chockablock full of wisdom nuggets and to be honest, it was like hanging out with a friend I've known for years. Our visit, truly was, the highlight of an already fabulous trip.

You can find out more about Cheryl's work here:

Pauline's Visit with Canadian Artist Cheryl Taves - 2019

Pauline's Interview with UK Artist Louise Fletcher - 2018

2019 was a year for art and expansion! I've been working with Alice Sheridan in her Online Connected Artists Group since June 2018 and just couldn't pass up the opportunity to reach out to her for a Studio Visit on my Oct 2019 trip to the UK. Most of my trip was devoted to hiking, sketching and visiting family but we managed to sneak up to London for a visit to both of Alice's Studios, her home based and her new commercial space 500 sq ft studio! In the midst of it's set up, Alice was busy but I was so grateful and appreciative that she had some time to share with me and my husband Mark. You can imagine how jam packed the Studio visit was! Alice also founded the Art Explorers Facebook Group and is one of the creators and hosts of Art Juice - the lovely and energetic everything-art podcast. Alice was also new onboard this year as a CVP coach with Art2Life run by Nick Wilton for his Creative Visionary Path Program. I took CVP this summer and it was a fantastic 12 week course, well worth the time, well worth the investment.

You can see Alice's art work here:

You can find the podcast here:

Pauline's Visit with London Artist Alice Sheridan - 2019

Well, that was a fun event to add to my Art & Life Journey! You never know what will happen in your life when you just show up. I enjoyed sharing bits of my art journey online as it pertains to Art2Life while Nick Wilton was launching his free 2020 Art2Life Workshops offered once a year before CVP, Creative Visionary Program. I took CVP in the spring/summer of 2019 and it was an absolutely fantastic 12 week course. Well worth the time, well worth the investment, well worth the commitment.

Nick had his team reach out to me for anartist interview for his annual Artist Party Launch and Celebration. Do I need to say happy dance?! A chance to chat with the Art2Life big cheese himself and share with thousands of people why this was an exceptional life experience every artist would love!

It was a blast and you can listen in on the call on the Art2Life Artists Facebook Group where a handful of artists share their experience of CVP, their art practice, how it has changed their life and art and how they are feeling afterward CVP. So very cool : )

You can join the Art2Life Artists Facebook Group here:

You can access the Art2Life Website here:

You can see Nick Wilton's art work here:

Pauline's Interview with Nick Wilton Founder of Art2Life - 2020