What famous artist’s have to say about the business of being an artist.

Brandy Saturley Canadian artist in her studio

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.”

painting of red and green canoes

Alex Colville
“It’s the ordinary things that seem important to me.”
 lawren harris homage painting
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.”
 whistler large format painting
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.”
 art shipping crate storage
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.”
 HBC Canada black bear skull painting
Douglas Coupland
“You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.”
John Constable
“Painting is but another word for feeling.”
Frida Kahlo
“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.”
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”
 inspired by Frida Kahlo - Brandy Saturley painting
Agnes Martin
“I think everyone is born 100 percent ego, and after that it’s just adjustment.”
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