In whatever one does there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart - Henri Cartier-Besson
When the student is ready a teacher will appear!
"The Artist only sees old truths in a new light," stated Matisse, "because there are no new truths."
"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my cham friends" - Francis Bacon
The people who say it can't
As you wish, so shall you be!
And this too shall pass!
Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do!
Think less, do More!
About being a student
Never listen to anybody when it comes to being responsible for your own paintings. It's a mistake for young artists to want to please older ones. They're going to make you take out of your paintings the very thing that most characterize them as yours. You might think that someone is really smarter than you are, or wiser, or more experienced, and they maybe. But you can't listen to them because nobody knows better than you what you need to do. Most older artists are going to try to get you to conform to the standards that you are out to destroy anyway. (Julian Schnabel)
8 Secrets of Success
Passion - Follow your passion, do it for love and the money comes anyway.
Work - Hard work pays off.
Good - Put your nose down and get good at doing something, focus, focus on one thing at a time.
Push - Got to push through shyness and self doubt. Believe in yourself!
Serve - Serve others something of value.
Ideas - Listen, observe, be curious, problem solve and make connections.
Persist - You got to persist through failure, and
Good Brush marks
My Golden Rules
Advice and Wisdom
Inspirational talks which have had a profound effect on me for all different reasons.