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I like the fact that there is challenge. (Keren Ann)

When a painter is working he is aware of the means which are available to him - these include his materials, the style he inherits, the conventions he must obey, his prescribed or freely chosen subject matter - as constituting both an opportunity and a restraint. (John Berger)

By working and using the opportunity he becomes conscious of some of its limits. These limits challenge him, at either an artisanal, a magical or an imaginative level. He pushes against one or several of them. (John Berger)

I am often helplessly confronted by the picture... filled with suspense. What I have drawn suddenly seems to have developed its own dynamic - one that is not always necessarily kind to me. It is a genuine struggle and challenge. (Simone Bingemer)

And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge. (Richard Branson)

Turn every challenge into a jigsaw. Before you know it, all these small pieces add up to something pretty amazing. (Peter Bray)

-Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking...
Indeed, your biggest challenge may be to fully harness your strengths. You may be so busy trying to appear like a zestful, reward-sensitive extrovert that you undervalue your own talents, or feel underestimated by those around you. But when you're focused on a project that you care about, you probably find that your energy is boundless. (Susan Cain)

Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self-empowerment that becomes the ground for further successful challenges. (Julia Cameron)

Challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. (Carlos Castaneda)

I need challenges to stimulate me to that frenetic, slam-dunk workaholic frenzy that gets lots of stuff created efficiently and in quicktime. (Nic East)

Self esteem comes from being faced with a challenge, whatever it might be, and meeting it. (Linda Fields)

Each new painting presents a new challenge. Each new challenge is a goad to growth. (West Fraser)

The challenge to me is to take a traditional subject and use what is there to create an even more fascinating image – my personal statement. (Don Getz)

Each painting must present the challenge of problems not encountered before. (Katharina Kubrick-Hobbs)

The simplicity of form, the drama of rich, intense colour, the joy of challenge, and the challenge of endurance... The piece, when it is over, is not what is made, but how it is made. (Andrew Kuntz)

I'm thrilled to be thriving on art all through the daylight and the dark-of-night hours, only to go off and snatch too few hours of rest, dreaming of the art I want to challenge me tomorrow. (Dyan Law)

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

To search for the good and make it matter; this is the real challenge for the artist. (Estella Conwill Majozo)

The challenge of life is to get up, dust off, and keep going – for the love of the work, for the love of life and all the gifts we have been given. (Carolyn McDade)

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. (David O. McKay)

I try to not get to the point where one is making wallpaper, or simply painting money. I want to make sure that I am at least trying to weigh myself down, that there's a challenge each time. (Martin Mull)

Challenge your perceptions, then visualize your options. (Verlie Murphy)

We grow primarily through our challenges, especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize aspects of our nature that make us different from the family and culture in which we have been raised. (Caroline Myss)

The challenge, of course, is to move people to look at an image they've seen many times before – something as banal as someone taking off their shirt on the beach – and to have them realize they've never quite seen it that way. (Graham Nickson)

By translating their inner turmoil or understanding into art, artists challenge the accepted notions of reality and create new ones. (Wes Nisker)

Yes we can! (Barack Obama)

Don't try to recreate something you've done before. Challenge yourself constantly. (Suzanne Partridge)

The abstracting of visual elements in order to recognize their particularity has become automatic, but seeing, combining, and creating them as integrated 'wholes' will remain a lifelong challenge. (Freeman Patterson)

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. (George Smith Patton, Jr.)

A person of power embraces challenges in complete gratitude. No matter the situation life may bring, discontent is never justified, rather all is experienced as an opportunity and a privilege to venture and grow. (James Arthur Ray)

The challenge for the artist is to persevere whether or not recognition is forthcoming. (Alice Rich)

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. (Anthony Robbins)

The challenge is often saying something poignant or precise with the least amount of distraction. (Linda Saccoccio)

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. (Gail Sheehy)

An ability to block out negatives can be helpful in facing tough challenges... (Sue Shellenbarger)

If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn't make it. It was almost like it was made already... the challenge is more about trying to make what you can't think of. (Cindy Sherman)

If you can do it then why do it? (Gertrude Stein)

We have to make a mark, even if it's only a scribble. (John Steinbeck)

The major challenge is to take the magic and spontaneity of the outside atmospherics and inject them into the larger studio works... a daunting task. (John Stobart)

The great challenge and inspiration of art lies in its unpredictability. (Ken Strong)

I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That's a great gift. (Twyla Tharp)

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment, can you grow more surely toward the stars. (Brian Tracy)

To bring about the celebration of some small piece of the world we live in or to take someone's experience to a new level of awareness - that is a challenge I gratefully accept. (Stewart Turcotte)

The how-to-succeed literature would have us forever looking for mountains to conquer. But the world's doers aren't interested in conquering a mountain - they want to be conquered by it, to fall in love with the adventure and the discovery. (Author unknown)

Never be discouraged by the gap between what you imagine before you began and what you achieve. Each attempt is a challenge, each idea leads you toward what you will be able to do the next time. (Van Waldron)

The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. (William Arthur Ward)

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for. (Travis White)

-on painting Christina's World...
The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless... limited physically but by no means spiritually. (Andrew Wyeth)

It's a challenge to see how many ways one can say the same thing. (Ann Zielinski)


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