‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.’
Henry David Thoreau
‘A picture is about something, not of something. You need to interpret your subject, not imitate it.’ Kees van Aalst
‘Express what you feel, not what you see.’
‘One is an artist not because one can be but because one must be.’ Arnold Schoenberg
Couldn’t the same be said of musicians, teachers, doctors, priests ….. to mention but a few?