Quote of the week

"My idea of heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing."

PETER FALK

Work by Lindy Allinson
Work by Lindy Allinson

 

Quote of the week

"Don't think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they're deciding, make even more art."

ANDY WARHOL

Anne Langdon, Bird Dreams

Anne Langdon, 'Bird Dreams'

Quote of the week

"I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical."

- TRENT PARK

Limbs by
Lisa G. Hunter, 'Limbs', Photograph

 

Quote of the week

"I would like to paint the way a bird sings"

– CLAUDE MONET

Photograph by Carol Moyse
Carol Moyse, Welcome Swallow Chicks, Photograph

 

Quote of the week

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Saute it, whatever. MAKE."

– JOSS WHEDON

Janet Matthws coloured pencil drawing
Janet Matthews, King Parrots - Well the gossip is in, Coloured pencil

 


Historical Quotes

I love to look at art, I love to look at paintings, and I almost feel like the experience isn't complete until I've made something of my own.
CECILY BROWN

To become truly immortal a work of art must escape all human limits; logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken it will enter the regions of childhood vision and dream.
GEORGIO DE CHIRICO

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see
Edgar Degas

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

Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting
WINSTON CHURCHILL

Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good
Cennino Cennini

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
Diane Arbus

The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
NEIL GAIMAN

To become truly immortal a work of art must escape all human limits
GEORGIO DE CHIRICO

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have
Maya Angelou

Art doesn't give rise to anything in us that isn't already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.
Kamand Kojouri

Every artist was first an amateur
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hear that my friends are preparing another exhibition this year but I must discount the possibility of participating in it since I have nothing worth showing.
Claude Monet

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.
SALVADOR DALI

Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.
SUSAN SONTAG

Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality
Alfred Stieglitz

The great artist is the simplifier
VINCENT VAN GOGH

To become truly immortal a work of art must escape all human limits; logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken it will enter the regions of childhood vision and dream.
GEORGIO DE CHIRICO

When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists
ANN VOSKAMP

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern
Alfred North Whitehead

Art originates in experiment.
Quintilian

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty
Georgia O'Keeffe

To require perfection is to invite paralysis.David Bayles

If only I'd known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier
Bette Midler

If you're an artist, and your friends are artists, they are not competition: they're your inspiration. Support them.