“What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity devoid from troubling or depressing subject matter… a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatique.”

– Henri Matisse

“ My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me”.

“I want to paint the feeling of a space. It might be enclosed space, it might be a vast space. It might be an object working with Hans Hofmann’s phrase “push and pull”, the structure, the light, the space, the colour”

– Joan Mitchell



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