Henri Matisse Quote ~ Prisoner

An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, a prisoner of manner, a prisoner of reputation or a prisoner of success. Henri Matisse quote and works.

Art ~ a Fragment of Nature

A work of art is a fragment of of nature seen through a temperament, the artist’s temperament going far beyond the mere facility of their hands…an art critic

Whistler Quote ~ Vision

An artist is not paid for his/her labor but for his/her vision.  James Abbott McNeill Whistler quote and works.

Vincent van Gogh Quote ~ Heart

An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he Continue reading “Vincent van Gogh Quote ~ Heart”

Henri Matisse Quote ~ Explorer

An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery Continue reading “Henri Matisse Quote ~ Explorer”

Richard Feynman Quote ~ Beauty

An artist friend holds up a flower and says, ” look how beautiful it is” and I agree. Continue reading “Richard Feynman Quote ~ Beauty”

Paul Rubens Quote ~ God

I’m just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration. Paul Rubens quote and works.


Paul Cezanne Quote ~ Feelings

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all…feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique–all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne quote,  bio and work.


Eugene Delacroix Quote ~ Soul

Always, at the back of your soul, there is something that says to you, “Mortal, drawn from eternal life for a short time, think how precious these moments are.”Eugene Delacroix bio and works.

Stephen Covey Quote ~ Creation

All things are created twice. There’s  a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things.  Stephen R. Covey quote. (American author/speaker  1932-2012)

Paul Gauguin Quote ~ Joys

All the joys–animal and human of a free life are mine.  I have escaped everything that is artificial, conventional & customary.  Paul Gauguin quote and works.

Judi Betts Quote

All painting should be emotional painting.  Judi Betts quote and works. American watercolorist.

M.C. Richards Quote ~ Life

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship.  The big art is our life.
Mary Caroline Richards ( American poet & potter 1916-1999)

Marc Chagall Quote ~ Souls

All souls are sacred, the souls of all the bipeds in every quarter of the world.
Marc Chagal and works.

Marc Chagall Quote ~ Reality

All our interior world is reality and that, perhaps, more so than our apparent world.  Marc Chagall quote and works. (Russian-French modernist artist)

Bertolt Brecht Quote ~ Living

All art forms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: The Art of Living.
Bertolt Brecht quote.

Ramana Maharshi Quote ~ Aim High

Aim high, aim at the highest and all lower aims are thereby achieved.  Ramana Maharshi quote.

Vincent van Gogh Quote ~ Portraiture

Ah! Portraiture with the thought of the soul of the model in it…that’s what I think must come. Vincent van Gogh quote and works.

Agnes Grochulska Quote ~ Draw

Draw with expression, not with expectation.  Agnes Grochulska quote and website.

Henri Matisse Quote ~Wall

After a half-century of hard work and reflection the wall is still there.  Henri Matisse quote and works.