Remembered QUOTES

“The artist is teaching the world the idea of life.”  Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

"Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see – to see correctly – and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye.”  Kimon Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw

“You have only your own pair of wings and the pathless sky.  Bird, Oh my bird, listen to me.  Do not fold your wings."  Dr. John M. Tutt, CSB 


"When your brain is weary of its verbal chatter, drawing is a way to quiet the chatter to grasp a fleeting glimpse of transcendent reality.”  Betty Edwards, Drawing on the right Side of the Brain

“You plan and then leave yourself open for discovery.”  Arnold Newman, Photographer

“To empty one’s mind of all thought and refill the void with a spirit greater than oneself is to extend the mind into a realm not accessible by conventional processes of reason.”  Edward Hill, The Language of Drawing

“By deliberately changing the internal image of reality, people can change the world.”  Willis Harman, Global Mind Change

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."   Edgar Degas,  Artist


"There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is Infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.  Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.  Sprit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.  Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.  Therefore, man is not material; he is spiritual."  Mary Bake Eddy, Science & Health 


Walker Hart NOTES

"I am learning, little-by-little, that life is like art.  It is always so much easier to critique another's work than to critique one's own work."  pwh, March, 2005

“In a world where war, crime, and want scream - so loudly and so often, I find great solace and promise in the ever changing face-of-nature. To watch a winter sunrise - to witness the light of day replace the cold and dark of night, warms my soul.”  pwh, January, 2004

“My art studio is my sanctuary. A quiet retreat to acknowledge Life’s gifts of love, beauty, and joy. A private place to consider Her tender, nurturing care. A special space to give thanks, to contemplate, to create.”  pwh, June, 2003
“My husband’s sister, her husband, and their son live in Manhattan. They are immersed in all of the goings on and have been irreversibly impacted by the September 11 events and wake of those attacks. As have we all – throughout America and the World. I feel a major part of the fall out  will be an even larger surge in the number of individuals who are seeking things of the Spirit. This movement toward the spiritual – which has become more evident over the last several years – will continue to gain impetus. It will strengthen and grow until – ultimately – the Spirit of goodness will deny power, place, or position to whatever would further the causes of hate and evil."  pwh, September 11, 2001 

“In my art work, the interplay of foreground with background alludes to the oneness of Life. The remnants of earlier stages in a piece are retained to reveal a bit of its evolution and impart an awareness of its history. Hopefully, as one of my pieces is viewed, its journey toward a greater sense of unity will continue – within the Mind’s eye of the observer.”  pwh, April, 2001

“Spiritual art is something that happens to you. As an artist, you can have intent and set certain parameters. But, it goes beyond that. It is an interaction, not a formula.”  pwh, November, 2000

“When I work, I listen for direction from the voice within and from the work itself. Each piece is allowed to develop between more or less abstraction until it arrives at a point where it feels complete.”  pwh, June, 2000