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Sad indeed are artists who cannot reinvent themselves. ‘Sorry mate, I missed the prompt to burst into tears.’

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To exist or not to paint, that is the question. ‘Don’t take this the right way, but do you exist?’

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Discrimination saves art from the curse of self-flattery.

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Sufferers of the terrible I’m ‘different’ affliction struggle with either, I’m different, and I don’t like it, or I’m not different, but I convince myself that I am. ‘It sounds like artists never run out of illnesses to suffer from!’

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Any artist worthy of their name will have seen the back of Bourke and beyond.

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No one dies for their art who has not already died in their heart. ‘I need you to be alive the next time we meet.’

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The secret to success in the arts is to open the universe slowly.

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Who will believe in your talent when you stop believing in it? ‘The cat!’

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Only be precious about your art when someone offers you a million dollars; test your commitment to the betterment of your art by destroying a favourite artwork right now. 3, 2, 1, BOOM!

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Beauty plays hide-and-seek, day in, day out, it lurks in the shadows and spies. ‘So, I was right; beauty does work for the beast (Secret Service).’

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LANDMARKS ALERT: At every change in the direction of a form, there is a corresponding change in tonal contrast. Experienced artists use landmarks (reference points) to indicate the points at which the planes of a form change direction. ‘Am I supposed to get excited about that fact?’

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.