Why do artists create


If you could say it in words, there'd be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper


People simply fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.
Edvard Munch


I don't paint to live, I live to paint.
Willem de Kooning


If I didn't think what I was doing had something to do with enlarging the boundaries of art, I wouldn't go on doing it.
Claes Oldenburg


Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to have an effect on mankind and make the world a better place.
Jeff Koons


I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'
Vincent Van Gogh


The primary purpose of life is to achieve a growth of consciousness.
Gordon Onslow-Ford


Learning to trust my own creative process has been key to my artistic development, and I continue to learn with each new piece.
Janyt Piercy-Brooks


Getting into alignment with our truth is like opening the door to destiny.
Linda Saccoccio


All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
Iris Murdoch


I seek for neither the real or the unreal, but for the subconscious, the instinctive mystery of the human race.
Amedeo Modigliani


I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.
Georgia O'Keeffe


Every man who steeps himself in the spiritual possibilities of his heart is a valuable helper in the building of the spiritual pyramid which will someday reach to heaven.
Wassily Kandinsky


My art is destined for the XXI century.
Emma Kunz

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts, such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann


As artists, we are educators and communicators. We need to keep our finger on the pulse of society.
Elizabeth Azzolina


In some ways I am a treasure hunter, searching for that perfect moment of order that sometimes occurs in the midst of chaos.
Diana Lehr

Send light to the dark hearts of men, that is the duty the artist.
Robert Schumann

We just have to look and listen within, and be curious about our own experience.
Brenda Johima

My art is destined for the twenty-first century.
Emma Kunz