from the mouths of masters

“If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.”
Albrecht Durer
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Pablo Picasso
“I wish they would only take me as I am.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned”
Leonardo Da Vinci
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
Kurt Vonnegut
“There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.”
Mark Rothko
“Art, Undeniably, is conducive to happiness.”
“Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Andy Warhol