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7 Artist Quotes to Inspire Your 2019 Creative Resolutions

As we look forward to this next year, many of us are setting resolutions for where to take our art practice in the coming days. Whether it’s taking a class for the very first time, or moving into a new practice, or starting to solidify your growth and get to the business of selling your art—finding inspiration to do the daily work of creativity can be a burden at times. The following quotes showcase inspiration from great artists of the past and present who have been in the same place. After all, as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every artist was first an amateur.” We believe in you, Art Leaguers!

Jackson Pollock


Marina Abramovic


Pablo Picasso


Jean-Michel Basquiat


Vincent Van Gogh


Amy Herald


Georgia O’Keeffe

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