- Henry David Thoreau

"My arts education has had to encompass all forms of learning. To draw a building, one must understand mathematics and architecture. A bird- ornithology, a farm- agriculture,  and a man- anatomy, religion, philosophy, literature, psychology, sociology, et al. Authenticity comes from experience, veritas by intimate understanding."

Peace, The Artist

"Painting, embraces within itself all the forms of nature. Painting considers all the qualities of forms…. Truly this is science, the legitimate daughter of nature, because painting is born of nature."​

"I went to the woods to live diliberately...to suck the very marrow out of life."