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Successful people rely heavily on their mentors. Ordinary people don't. It's that simple. (Robert G. Allen)

Sometimes it takes an expert to point out the obvious. (Scott Allen)

-on Marc Chagall...
Chagall is my favourite pupil, and what I like about him is that after listening attentively to my lessons he takes his paints and brushes and does something absolutely different from what I have told him. (Leon Bakst)

I found myself in my first art school under the direction of Robert Henri... My life began at this point. (George Bellows)

I want to be able to mentor students on how to create art that can tell a story, what's in their heart... (Rich Brimer)

-on Pissarro...
He was such a professor that he could have taught stones to draw correctly. (Mary Cassatt)

-response to Robert Genn...
Your continued prioritizing reality apparently does not impede your popularity and generally gives me hope. (Shane Conant)

The best way I can mentor and lead those around me is to embody these (mindful) qualities myself. (Richard J. Davidson)

One does not become a guru by accident. (James Fenton)

Artists cannot be micro-managed. We can take heart that everything we do is different from the last thing we did - or indeed everything that's ever been done. That knowledge is the key to sound mentoring. (Robert Genn)

Find the artists who are on your wavelength and continuously increase that list. (Irwin Greenberg)

-to Robert Genn...
I would love to peek over your shoulder, taking notes, watching intently, like a little mouse, just to learn. (Saera Lin Hawkins)

Truly, there is something to the idea that hero-worship is helpful, provided one worships a winner. (Napoleon Hill)

Occasionally, I like to select a mentor, a master, and let him guide me through a revision of one of my paintings... I try to move into his terrain, bringing my own ammunition... I do not believe... that this belittles my own personality. (Rico Lebrun)

People are terrified to be set free - they hold on to their chains. They fight anyone who tries to break those chains. It's their security... How can they expect me or anyone else to set them free if they don't really want to be free? (Jim Morrison)

Mentoring is an indispensable requirement for an artist's growth. Not only are skills and experience shared, but there is value in the essential re-examination of one's own work and techniques. (Jim Norman)

We regard, we copy, we emulate those we admire until we can create - then there must be a breaking away. (CJ Rider)

I've learned... that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. (Andy Rooney)

Should mentoring best pull to solutions or push to discoveries? (Ian Semple)

Art's golden thread of mentors stretches not just into the ancient past, but also far into the future. (Paul Soderberg)

More than mere teachers, mentors are often emancipators, freeing artists from poor technique, clouded vision and personal uncertainty. (Paul Soderberg)

Morandi gave an intimate view of his deepest thoughts. We watched him inquiring after the devilish questions of essences and substances. (Wayne Thiebaud)

-interview in Vancouver, British Columbia: Tamara Taggart asks, "Who is your role model?"...
My mother. (Desmond Tutu)

Both mentors and tormentors have something to teach us. (Stewart Wachs)


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