Try to accept the feeling of not know what you’re doing, because if you know what you are doing you are not creating.
You might think that you need to be in the right frame of mind or have the space to be creative. You don’t, all you need is to be present.
Look, listen, feel and follow your instincts.
Love to work and feel good about it.
People often confuse what you should be doing with what they think you should be doing.
Daydream often… those ideas that come along while you’re gazing out of the window, catch them. Always carry a notebook.
Never let ghosts haunt you in the studio. We all have our artist heroes, but we can never become them.
Always be prepared to accommodate chance discoveries.
Those who do not make mistakes do not make anything.
Determination is more important than inspiration. Failure is inevitable, the key is to carry on.
Every mark and brush stroke should be essential. If it isn’t you are undermining yourself.
Feel and capture the fresh energy from nature, and put it on your canvas.
It is easiest to create on waking, before eating or washing. It’s an extension of the dream world and subconscious and the hand flows freely.
Not quite enough time is very helpful – intuitive decisions are made and they come from a more interesting place, a place to be trusted.
Best advice I ever got was to “trust the paint.”
Don’t forget, it’s easy to fall in love with one’s own way of expression.
Nothing ventured nothing gained. Be passionate, confident and original.
Create the work that excites you not something you think someone will buy or expect, but be continually self critical.
Art is the only language through which man has expressed his profound vision throughout the history without borders.
Painting is like an iceberg; it’s 1/7th visible but 6/7th subconscious, except it isn’t melting – it’s here forever.
Art is the motions and emotions of someone who tries to find a destination in an endless labyrinth.
It is the role of the artist to dream big; never let your lack of experience, or resources, hamper your creativity.