“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams

“A picture is a poem without words” – Horace

“Creativity is contagious pass it on” – Albert Einstein

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” ~Pablo Picasso

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” ~Schumman

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” ~Charles Horton Cooley

“Artists must be men of wit, consciously or unconsciously philosophers; read, study and think a great deal of life…” ~Robert Henri

“My paint brushes are having a bad-hair-day!” ~Lori McNee

“Art washes away from the sould the dust of everyday life.” ~Pablo Picasso

“All art requires courage.” ~Anne Tucker

“When inspiration doesn’t come, I go halfway to meet it.” ~Freud

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” ~Oscar Wilde

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~Edgar Degas

“The day is an empty canvas, the shapes and colors are yours to choose.” ~Alex Noble

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” ~Claude Monet

“Pictures must not be too picturesque.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein

“An artist is like a prophet.  He must lead people and help them get acquainted with what he sees.” ~George Butendorp

“Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.” ~Balthus

“For over twenty years I have squeezed my professional art career between kids and loads of laundry, and magically I get painting done…but, art has to start in the head before it makes it to the canvas anyway. I do a lot of thinking first.” ~Lori McNee

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” ~Michelangelo

“Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” ~Wynetka Ann Reynolds

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” ~Marc Chagall

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” ~John Updike

“Everything depends on the attitude of the artist toward his subject. It is essential.”~Robert Henri

“Let your passion and talent drive your paint brushes.” ~Lori McNee

“An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them.” ~Andy Warhol

“Artists are fiery, they do not weep!” ~Ludwig van Beethoven

“God and other artists are always a little obscure.” ~Oscar Wilde

“The only time I am truly in-the-Now is when I paint.” ~Lori McNee

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

“Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.” ~Ernst Levy

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~Pablo Picasso

“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse

“I paint myself because I am alone. I paint myself because I am the subject I know best.”~Frida Kahlo

“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious..” ~Andrew Wyeth

“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can’t attain it in anything.” ~Eugene Delacroix

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” ~Pablo Picasso

“That stroke you are about to make on a painting is as much you as the next word you utter or the next breath you take.” ~Harley Brown

“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” ~Paul Valéry

“If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” ~Echkart Tolle

“The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is.” ~Alfred Tonnelle

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” ~John Ruskin

“I dream my paintings, and then they paint my dream.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” ~Leonard da Vinci

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