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Quotes by Gwen Fox - (28 quotes)

Gwen Fox - From the Abstraction category:

Abstract artists tell their stories with shapes, color, edges, movement, and value - just like when one is painting a beautiful scene. The difference is, of course, there is no scene. The scene is within the artist. I often get asked, 'How do you know when you are done?' I am done when the story is told. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Artists category:

Each day in the life of an artist is new and exciting. Breathe in the love of life, the knowledge that today you have the freedom to paint and create... breathe in the joy of being an artist. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Beginning category:

So many artists forget the beginner's mind philosophy. This is all-important for artists as this allows ideas to percolate without judgment of what is right or wrong. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Blocks category:

I do several things to remove a block when it arrives but the one that works 100% of the time is I go for a long walk. Yes, simple as it is, it works without fail. The key here is 'long walk.' (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Children category:

When we women give ourselves permission to pursue our passion, we give our children permission to do the same. This is especially true for our daughters. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Copying category:

Those who only copy are not and will never be 'real artists.' (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Courage category:

We put our art out for others to see like laundry on the line. We expose ourselves to the core. It takes great courage to be an artist. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Education category:

Students arrive from different environments and thought processes yet they all come to learn, to stretch beyond where they are, be inspired while discovering their unique creative voice. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Emotion category:

When we as artists paint from our heart, we feed the world... our art promotes calm and colors our fears with hope... Paint with your soul wide open and what will come forth will be a statement beyond any other. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Exploration category:

Be willing to get out of your comfortable creative box, explore, and be willing to fail. Smile. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Failure category:

It is only through failure that we are able to step into a new psyche that screams 'artistic success.' (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Fear category:

Sterility haunts us all and is usually accompanied by fear. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Focus category:

Focus in our own art development is crucial. Sometimes I think we are so interested in what and how others are achieving their paintings that we fail to focus on our own way of painting. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Friendship category:

Surrounding ourselves with those who support and believe in our visual viewpoint is crucial for an artist. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Fun category:

Having fun with our creativity makes us a better artist and a better person. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Gender category:

Women are strong, bullheaded and curious. Women artists are the most delightful people on the planet. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Insecurity category:

Oh, how we all know the condescension of others... those patronizing attitudes that take us back to the playground in grade school. It is this shift in energy that moves us from a place of confidence to a place of insecurity. Not a fun place to be. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Loneliness category:

It is said that being an artist is a lonely job but my paintings are my friends... sometimes my enemies. We conduct many conversations with each other. Each conversation is about how we can improve. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Meaning category:

I think we all wish we could make a strong statement in our paintings about something that touches us deeply... Often these statements are filled with such emotion they translate as anger. The world is much too full of anger as it is. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Painting category:

Painting has a way of breaking down the walls we have resurrected for ourselves to protect our insecurities. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Pets category:

I am an abstract painter but after losing my fabulous German Shepherd I decided to paint her. This opened a whole world as I discovered I loved painting animals. There is something magical about painting their personalities. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Photography category:

I decided to go to the local Humane Society and photograph the shelter dogs. The dogs actually seemed to enjoy having their photograph taken. After all, they each had a story to tell. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Planning category:

I find having decided what I am going to work on before entering the studio each morning helps tremendously in the laziness realm. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Play category:

Get in the studio and play. Put on some fabulous music and tell yourself you 'get' to paint. It is amazing how our mind shifts when we change that little word 'got' to 'get'... change your 'o' to an 'e'... it works every time. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Selling category:

If nothing is selling, take that time to work and develop your style, produce a series of work that will be ready to sell when things loosen up. This is our breathing time... (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Subject category:

One thing kept screaming to be born so I decided to give it a try. What was it? It was to have fun and do chairs, yes, chairs! I love chairs and since I normally do abstracts, chairs seemed to be on the other end of the spectrum. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Words category:

Expanding one's vocabulary concerning the arts is always a pleasure. I didn't realize that what I was doing and how I was thinking when I painted had a name. (Gwen Fox)

Gwen Fox - From the Workshops category:

Learning solid principles of art is essential, but it is also important to understand our artist mindset. When we leave a workshop we want to leave a better artist and a better person. (Gwen Fox)