Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Artistic Quotables

Over the years, I've clipped some quotes about art and hung them on my wall of inspiration in my studio. Some of these are helpful when I need a visit from the muses. Others are beneficial in order to get over that hump when it's just you in that studio and the intimidating blank canvas is staring back at you. Each one of them has something special to offer. Some of my large paintings from over the years are scattered in between each little nugget of wisdom.

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Cells on the Horizon, oil on canvas, 38" x 108"

We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
-Marcel Proust
Medieval Rhythms II, acrylic on paper, 10.5" x 7" each

 An artist is not one who has solved life's problems. He is one who accepts life's problems.

Art is a line around your thoughts.
-Gustav Klimt
Weeping Blue, acrylic and collage on paper, 45" x 73.5"

Artists are better at finding a way to kill their time.
-John Baldessari

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
-William S. Burroughs

Art is about paying attention.
-Laurie Anderson

Evolution, 18 separate pieces, acrylic on paper, 10.5" x 7" each

The artist should never try to be popular. Rather the public should be more artistic.
-Oscar Wilde

Art is never chaste.

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
-Frank Zappa

Becoming an artist is a lifetime process- a process which begins with the way you see things, the way you feel about things, and the way you express what you see and feel. Becoming an artist means always trying something new.
-Unknown, from an art school catalog

Bubble Grid, acrylic and collage on paper, 25 pieces, 60" x 60"

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
-Erica Jong, author, The Artist as Housewife

Art is an experience, not an object.
-Robert Motherwell

Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
-Louise Nevelson

Fez, acrylic and collage on paper, 50" x 50"

What is art anyway?
-Georgia O'Keeffe


  1. wow....................I fell in love with your colour combinations....really nice....

  2. Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.