“No Pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”  -Helen Keller

“If everything is art, then nothing is art.” -unknown

I simply love Matisse and his gouache cut-outs. The picture of him drawing from bed always sticks with me.


“The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand-without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it…”



“…But this is what remains- a painter is a person who paints, in the same way that a florist is in reality a person who loves plants and grows them himself, which is not done by the flower merchant.”

-Vincent to his sister Wilhelmina






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