"Skills are very important, but nowhere near enough to make art. Definitely acquire the skills through whatever practice and education you choose and embrace it with discipline and have no attachment to success. Work as hard as you can. Don't ever compare yourself to others. Learn how to work on your work. The more you paint or sculpt or draw the more you will know what to do and the more you will develop your voice. Stay true to your work. Don't try to make art about things you don't know about, care about, or understand. Make art that you care about, because you believe it should exist."
Alyssa Monks James Rosenquist MC Esher Titian Michelangelo Masaccio Botticelli Fra Filippo Lippi
Verrocchio Leonardo da Vinci Raphael Swoon Shelby Shadwell Christa Palazzolo Kurt Kauper