Passion is the very fuel of inspiration.
Technical achievement without vision is only craft.
Survival in more primitive ages required constant alertness, but survival in today's mechanized world almost demands that we turn off our senses. In urban life especially, there is too much to see, hear and smell.
There is value in being free and spontaneous but the greatest power comes from seeing and using what results from that freedom.
When a painting problem crops up, don't rush to fix it. You probably already know one way to fix it, but wait for something else to show up... invite the muses to bring you a new solution.
Passion is the very fuel of inspiration. Artists, of all people, must be willing to share their passions with the world.
If a muse knocked at our studio door tomorrow, how many of us would even notice?
Stroke followed stroke with the velocity of light. The movement of my hand was interrupted only by the act of changing colors.
Stop. Breathe. Allow yourself the luxury of doing nothing for a moment, or an hour, or even a day. It is in emptiness that inspiration will appear.
I believe that every artist has his or her own vision of the world; our job as artists is to find and express that vision. The most important thing is to keep exploring, yourself and your materials.
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