Who Is Russell Robertson?

paint and brushes
One of the most common art forms, painting

Who is Russell Robertson?  That’s a really good question.  I’m just an average guy who is always seeking beauty, creativity, and emotion from everyday life.  I am very interested in all types of art and like to study the way it affects people and society.

I’ve started this blog to share my observations and random thoughts about art and to hopefully inspire more people to share their creative ideas and emotions through various channels.

Here are some of my favorite quotes about art:

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler

One of the best things about paintings is their silence — which prompts reflection and random reverie. ~Mark Stevens

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. ~W. Somerset Maugham

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. ~Pablo Picasso

I hope you enjoy my new blog, and I hope you’ll share your thoughts and experiences with art, whether it be a piece of work that really struck you or something you created yourself.

Artfully yours,

Russell R.