“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” -Pablo Picasso
Back in December, I shared a post about some local artists in my small city of Watertown, New York. If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it as it gives some background on these creative minds that are bringing culture and artistic awareness to this tiny little town…Artistic Interpretation & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #49.
*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
Thanks to one local woman, Lindsey Paranzino, many of these young artists now have a place to display and market their work in a quaint little location where she has established SmitKit Studio. Her mission with this studio is “to discover and promote local artists while making art more accessible in our community.” Read the story of Lindsey’s journey which led to her establishing SmitKit Studio.
Housed in an old Victorian home in the heart of Watertown, New York, Lindsey has created a modest studio space where local artists can display their work. She features the crafts of painters, potters, and photographers and is always rotating pieces and inviting new artists so there is sure to be something new every time you visit.
Let’s pop inside for a look around…
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” -Edward Hopper
“Creativity takes courage.” -Henri Matisse
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol
“Great art picks up where nature ends.” -Marc Chagall
“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” -Piet Mondrian
“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” -Salvador Dali
“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To be an artist is to believe in life.” -Henry Moore
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -Edgar Degas
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” -Georgia O’Keeffe
“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” -Rene Magritte
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” -Salvador Dali
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” -Ansel Adams
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau
You can follow SmitKit Studio on Facebook and Instagram to stay abreast of any new artwork that comes in as well as community events hosted by the studio. All of the artwork pictured here is for sale (if it is still available). For details and pricing, please contact SmitKit Studio directly.
Are you artist yourself? Aren’t we all artists in one way or another…just expressing ourselves through a variety of different mediums? Are you inspired by art and the language it speaks? I would love to hear about your art and your interpretations in the comments.
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