Inspiration

This is a list of quotes that appeal to me and images that I have taken on my travels.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life  – Pablo PicassoIMG_4337IMG_4330IMG_4301

The position of an artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
– Piet Mondrian

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery  – Francis Bacon

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To be an artist is to believe in life
– Henry Moore

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing  – Marc Chagall

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If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing  -Marc Chagall

A work of art that did not begin in emotion is not art – Paul Cezanne

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Colour is my day long obsession, joy and torment –  Monet

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home  – Twyla Tharp

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There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it  – Henry Moore

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision  – James McNeil Whistler

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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together  – Van Gogh

Inspiration does not exist but it must find you working  – Picasso

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It’s not what you look at that matters it’s what you see  – Henry Thoreau

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize  – Robert Hughes

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I would rather die of passion than boredom  – Van Gogh

Every artist drops his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his picture  – Henry Ward Beeches

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You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.  – Jack London

Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind the face?    Pablo Picasso

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Artmaking involves skills that can be learned…In large measure, becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes your work distinctive. Clearly, these qualities can be nurtured by others. But even talent is rarely distinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work

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Recording the richness of our lives is so very important   – Douglas Kirkland

Stories are generative each leading to another, overlapping and contradicting each other, but allowing for moments of clarity.  – Edmund de Waal

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