From the mind’s of artist’s to admire, a growing collection of sometimes inspirational, often entertaining, art quotes for the art lover and artist alike.


Georgia O’ Keeffe

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”

“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”


Alex Colville
“It’s the ordinary things that seem important to me.”
Lawren Harris
” We lived in a continuous blaze of enthusiasm…above all we loved this country (Canada) and loved exploring and painting it… ” (Group of Seven)
“Art is long. Life is short. A picture can become for us a highway between a particular thing and a universal feeling.”
Emily Carr
“It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.”
Tom Thomson
“I’ll stick to painting as long as I can.”
Norval Morriseau
“I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love. I want to make paintings that will make people happy, that will change the course of people’s lives. If I can do that, I can paint for a hundred years.”
Douglas Coupland
“You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.”
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