I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.— Vincent Van Gogh
Vibrant Fine Artists quotations
Confidence is not "They will like me". Confidence is "I'll be fine if they don't"
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;
united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
No artist tolerates reality.
There is no must in art because art is free.
Don't think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
Hatred, rancor, and the spirit of vengeance are useless baggage to the artist.
His road is difficult enough for him to cleanse his soul of everything which could make it more so.
I'm not a jazz artist. Don't get me wrong now, it's all music to me. I just played music and if it's likeable, someone liked the sound, then fine, but I'm not interested in being a jazz musician. I don't consider myself a jazz musician. I don't have anything to do with that word.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch you words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for the become you character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done.
We designers, we don't work in a vacuum.
We need business people. We are not the fine artists we are often confused with.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters
But there's a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic.
That's more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much.
The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
A lot of people thought I got famous as a studio artist, then decided to cash in on it. But it actually was just a matter of survival for many years, and I felt it was really important for me to be able to say whatever I wanted with my street art and fine art.
I don't say everything, but I paint everything.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
The painting has a life of its own
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist.
I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
Having a great golf swing helps under pressure, but golf is a game about scoring. It's like an artist who can get a two-inch brush at Wal-Mart for 20 cents or a fine camel-hair brush from an art store for 20 dollars. The brush doesn't matter - how the finished painting looks is what matters.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say "he feels deeply, he feels tenderly".
If I'm collaborating with an artist I like to give them my point of view and if they don't want to take any of my recommendations it's fine, but it's hard otherwise.
There's a very fine line between being artistic and being a dickhead - it's like love and hate.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
While the world of reality has its limits, the world of your imagination is without boundaries
Art history is fine. I mean, that's a discipline. Art history is art history, and you start from the beginning and you end up in artist in time. But art is a little bit different. Art is a conversation. And if there's no conversation, what the hell is it about?
You know, when you choose to make your living as an actor, it's all fine and good to look at it as some kind of artistic endeavor. At its best, it is that. But the fact is, most of the actors out there don't earn $3 million a picture and can't afford to take two years off between films and look for the right thing. Most of us are tradesmen.
A fine artist is one who makes familiar things new and new things familiar.
The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.