"My object in painting pictures is to try and move the senses
by giving an intensification of reality.
Whether this can be achieved depends on how
intensely the painter understands and feels
for the person or object of his choice."
|Ethereal Objects; Lisa Kellner|
"Painters who deny themselves the representation of life and limit
their language to purely abstract forms
are depriving themselves of the possibility of provoking
more than an aesthetic emotion."
"The subject must be kept under closest observation:
if this is done, day and night, the subject - he, she or it - will
eventually reveal the all without
which selection itself is not possible;
they will reveal it, through some and every facet
of their lives or lack of life..."