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10 Motivational Quotes for Artists to Stay Positive

Motivational Quotes for Artists

Artists can get a little down every now and again. Sometimes we need a little help to get back up where we should be. I always keep motivational quotes handy to help me stay positive.

Sometimes you just need the right words to inspire a new piece of art or get past the dreaded artists block. Most of these quotes also apply to life in general, so they can help with every day things.

Here are quotes from some of my favourite inspirational people and some of my own quotes. I hope they help you stay inspired and positive. I keep adding to the list as I find more quotes that inspire me so check back from time to time.

If you need a little more inspiration to start painting, check out my post on the many reasons to learn to paint and if you are brand new to painting you might like to read some painting tips for beginning artists.

purple background with white swirls and art quote in white letters
Practicing art is a way to make your soul grow
purple and pink flowers on a blurred background with art quote overlay
Inside you is an artist you don’t know about
picture of flowers in blossom as a background for art quote
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Don’t compare yourself to others. They’re not you.
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I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way
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I would like to paint the way a bird sings
Pink and white cosmos flowers with art quote by DaVinci
The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of
White paper on a brown background with a green plant in a red pot and a creativity quote by Einstein
Creativity is intelligence having fun
white paper on brown background with a green plant and a quote by Paulo Coelho
Impossible is just an opinion
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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.
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Art is the silent expression of thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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The day you opened your first box of crayons, you became an artist.
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Blue space background with clouds and stars and art quote by Da Vinci
The painter has the universe in his mind and hands.
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There are no rules for creativity. There are only thoughts, ideas and feelings all drawn out on a canvas.
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Don’t tell people about your dreams. Show them your dreams.
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No painting is a failure. It is an experiment, a lesson or inspiration for the future.
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Action overcomes fear. Make that first brushstroke and paint away your fear.
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Write you own life story. Don’t let anyone else hold the pen.
purple background with quote about goals
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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Start with one stroke. The painting will come.
Bouquet of tulips in jug on green background and art quote by Picasso
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
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There are no bad paintings. Just unfinished works waiting to be improved upon.

I hope you enjoyed reading these quotes and they gave you some inspiration and motivation. I like to pin my favourite quotes around the house to help keep me in a positive frame of mind all day.

Do you have a favourite quote or saying that inspires you? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Come join our private Facebook group, Trembeling Art Creative Corner, for more inspiration from other artists. Post your work, ask questions, get advice and hang out with some wonderful artists from beginner to professional. A great place to be if you are just starting out. 😊

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