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Is it possible to make art and eat bananas simultaneously?

The illustrator tells the story, the artist is the story, and they sure as hell embellish it.

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By the age of fifty, most people realise they have a soul; I have just realised I have a body. ‘What, in the fridge? Weirdo!’

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Art studios are habit-forming coffins. ‘The mind is a habit-forming space, bro, albeit with a little bit more wiggle room.’

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Matisse said that his choice of colour did not rest on scientific theory, that it was built on observation, on feeling, on the nature of each experience. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist who thankfully died before he could reveal too much (1869 – 1954).

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Art schools are recycling institutions; you start the first year as a rational person and end the third year profoundly irrational.

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THE BASIC RULES OF PROPER ETIQUETTE ALERT: Entertaining manners are good art manners; perfection is just plain bad art manners, and the greatest faux pas of all, is saying what you intended to say. ‘No mention of torture, castration, and public hanging, then?’

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The more deplorable the imagination, the more deplorable the art. ‘Good for you, bad for everyone else.’

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Always test your theories on the neighbours before the medium. ‘Now that you mention it, my neighbours do look like guinea pigs.’

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On average, nine failed artworks lurk behind every successful one. ‘Did that take you nine attempts to write?’

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Originality only concerns those in the wrong profession. ‘Never let a profession get in the way of being original, I say.’

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.