Intellect confuses intuition.
There is no substitute for intuition.
Trust your intuition, your inner knowing; allow yourself to be immersed in the process of creation as a joyous and sacred dance of materials; neither listen to critics nor be one; leap into the dark secure in the knowing that wherever your feet touch down will be the right place at the right time.
I try to begin a painting with as few restrictions as possible and let intuition be my guide, as I respond to what is developing on the painting surface.
Marilyn Hughey Phillis
I often start my work devoid of any subject matter, allowing the images to be revealed rather than dictating the direction of the painting. As the painting progresses, it may germinate thoughts, ideas, feelings or dreams which need to be transformed into visual images.
My images come from allowing myself to connect to that deeper place where the true self lives. From that place come primal imagery, sacred symbols, and a tender palette that speaks of balance and wholeness that goes beyond words.
All decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis.
The painting leads the painter, and it becomes an intuitive experience.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown
Trust in the value of your own persistence and obey the intuitive mandate.
Trust your intuition, your inner knowing; allow yourself to be immersed in the process of creation as a joyous and sacred dance of materials. Neither listen to critics nor be one. Leap into the dark, secure in the knowing that wherever your feet touch down will be the right place at the right time.
Logic and intellect can take an artist to the dance, but intuition and creativity are the dance itself.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
We ourselves are creations, and creativity is the Creator's gift to us. When we join in the symphony of creativity that is all around us and draw, paint, sing, dance or do anything that draws on our inner spring of pure creative sprit, we feel a connectedness, or a sense of well being. Often, all we have to do is get our 'selves' out of the way and let the creativity flow through us. We call this type of artistic expression from within Intuitive Art.
Laura Mekael Volimte
Intuitive artists are messengers. Their symbolic vocabulary originates from the infinite wisdom of higher spheres, in a non-referential time/space continuum.
Learn to reach for colors instinctively, not automatically. Instinctively implies knowledge, sensitivity and perception. Automatically implies a mechanical reaction and a process that's akin to a formula.
Creation is the product of synchronizing our energy with the universe. Once we experience the whole and recognize it, we become aware that we are nothing but the Divine Creative Force.
I never violate an inner rhythm. I loathe to force anything. I don't know if the inner rhythm is Eastern or Western. I know it is essential for me. I listen to it and I stay with it. I have always been this way. I have regards for the inner voice.
The painting has a life of its own.
Art has a voice, let it speak.
Each work is a surprise and has its own personal and intuitive meaning.
The life of the consciousness is boundless. It interpenetrates the world and is woven in all its imagery. Therefore, we must listen closely to our inner voice.
If you let your intuitive self take hold in the beginning of a work, a very beautiful ‘happening’ might emerge. You can then use your intellectual self to refine where necessary.
Barbara L. Siegal
I know intuitively when the work is right, no training can teach you this, it is simply a matter of feeling.
All good ideas arrive by chance.
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
With some exceptions, all my paintings start with a surface full of random marks and gestures until it is completely filled. I step back and look until certain shapes emerge that I resonate with. Those initial marks that are now shapes and colors start tumbling around the picture plane while intuitively I am seeing and feeling what my unconscious wants to say. Most of the time it connects to what I am dealing with in my life I can never explain intellectually why a painting of mine works. If it ‘feels’ right, then it’s right and I know it on an intuitive level.
I start with an idea, or sometimes not, but it is always the intuition that leads me. I know it is right and true when I can feel it in my gut.
Steve Macks Dilley
Intuition is about trusting and not thinking. The thinking part comes later.
For me, intuition is the DNA of an artwork... its nature. Intellect then molds the work... its nurture.
I have written something like ‘my only intention is to paint without intention’ which means for me without conscious intention, i.e. because of course there are unconscious forces (intuition?) guiding the work.
It is through an intuitive gut-felt impulse to paint out, scrape, and revise that the painting tells me what IT wants, rather than what I want it to be.
Intuition for me is that gutsy crimp in my stomach that says… no that’s not right, or yeah, that works. It is sort of like the patron saint of art.
Intuition is the essence of the whole creative process. If art isn’t about feelings, then what is its purpose? Everything starts with intuition.
It is an overwhelming sense of knowing, when you realize you are the vehicle and not the driver. You are just moving through it and it is moving through you. You become the ‘is’ or the ‘am’ and it is perfect; as perfect as it ever gets to be in this form.
Leslie A. Brown
It all starts like magic… a sudden gush of inspiration, a hymn, a whisper, an idea comes to mind, conscious or unconscious… phantoms or spirits or whatever other names they are called… premonitions and visions… automatisms and paranoiac visages… sometimes they come to me when I’m reading, other times they go as empty vessels… then I begin to create.