quotes by women artists

Judith Godwin

Pink Sky Pond 1960, oil on canvas from Berry Campbell Gallery

Pink Sky Pond 1960, oil on canvas from Berry Campbell Gallery

How my paintings appear to others is not a concern while I am working. Neither do I intellectualize about a work. I prefer to leave a canvas unfinished for an extended period rather than make instant revisions. I hope that viewers of my work, being innately sensitive to color and movement, respond to some of the excitement, subtlety, discovery and idealism I have experienced in the best of it.

Perle Fine

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Perle Fine Summer 1985

Color is always a motivation. Mixing color, you know, is a very joyous occupation for me because there was so much excitement at what would happen when one color was placed next to another...there was so much more than what came out of the tube.

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange Collection, The Oakland Museum of Caifornia

Dorothea Lange Collection, The Oakland Museum of Caifornia

Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon...We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is. The artist is a professional see-er”

Sally Mann

Untitled, Chancellorsville #29 , 2002, Gelatin silver enlargement print Page Bond Gallery, Richmond

Untitled, Chancellorsville #29, 2002, Gelatin silver enlargement print Page Bond Gallery, Richmond

One of the things my career as an artist might say to young artists is: The things that are close to you are the things you can photograph the best. And unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.

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Ruth Asawa

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My curiosity was aroused by the idea of giving structural form to the images in my drawings. These forms come from observing plants, the spiral shell of a snail, seeing light through insect wings, watching spiders repair their webs in the early morning, and seeing the sun through the droplets of water suspended from the tips of pine needles while watering my garden.

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