Quotes on Art

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams


Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas


Original Oil Paintings & Art Lessons by Pennsylvania Artist


Learning and Mastering Visual Communations 


I am dedicated to creating masterful fine art for collectors.


I teach aspiring artists to draw and paint. 


Learning and mastering most anything new takes patience and persistence. Learning and discovering new things requires being open-minded to new viewpoints and ideas which create a sense of enjoyment, but also a high level of frustration for people new to this adventure. 


Learning visual communication including fine arts must be received with a clear mind. This means you have to set aside all expectations and take learning one step at a time. 


Norman's advice for students of fine arts  -


DO NOT compare your ability with others

DO NOT seek fame or approval and

DO NOT place yourself in any categories including the status of amateur or professional.


DO, experiment, practice and enjoy the process of undertaking your success and learning from your failed experimentation.