"ART IS GRATITUDE & GRATITUDE IS an ART."
“I believe that every human being should try to do good for someone else. There are so many different ways to do it. My art can be an instrument for helping people… What a good feeling.”
~ Romare Brito
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
"I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, want to leave some souvenirs."
~Vincent van Gogh
"Music and art both spring from a grateful heart."
~Katie Wood McCloy
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
"Artists are among the most generous of people. Perhaps inherent in the appreciation of creativity comes a deep, underlying love of humanity and our Earth."
"People often ask me about the meaning of my pictures. I remain silent even as my pictures are. It is for them to express and not to explain. They have nothing ulterior behind their own appearance for the thoughts to explore and words to describe, and that appearance carries its ultimate worth."
~ Rabindranath Tagore
"All art arises out of gratitude, a deep pervasive feeling that you are glad something exists outside yourself, that something can complete you."
"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture."
"I’m very grateful for an entire lifetime spent involved in this creative process."
"Gratitude opens the door to… the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe."
"I am filled with gratitude for the ability to live the artist’s life. In my studio. Being an artist. Everyday." ~Mickie Acierno
"Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."