Artist/Poet: Timothy Barr Rowland
Tim is a contemporary Kansas City artist. He is also known as the artist: Re Ti Ro, blue dog and timbarow. He has been a professional artist and poet since 2002. His work is shown nationally and internationally, regionally and locally in both public and private forums. He is best known for his traditional work in oil painting, often being called a Primitive painter working in a myriad of styles. He loves the term 'fin de siecle' when being described as an inspirational modern artist.
Frida Kahlo- "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. "
Jesus Christ- The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Buddha- "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
Muhammad- Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave
Kahlil Gibran- "A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."
Harvey Milk- Hope will never be silent.
Mother Teresa- "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. "
Mohandas Gandhi- "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
Martin Luther King, Jr.- "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso- "All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives."
Paul Gauguin- "Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
Paul Gauguin -"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters."
Egon Schiele- "At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants."
Egon Schiele- "I believe in the immortality of all creatures. "
Henri Matisse- "I have simply wished to assert the reasoned and independent feeling of my own individuality within a total knowledge of tradition."
Henri Matisse- "A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave."
Henri Matisse- "Creativity takes courage."
Gustav Klimt- "I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true."
Gustav Klimt- "Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want."
Jean Michel Basquiat- "I start a picture and I finish it. I don't think about art while I work. I try to think about life."
Jean Michel Basquiat- "SAMO as an end to playing art."
Pablo Picasso- "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Pablo Picasso -"Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs."
Tara De Lempicka- "I was the first woman to paint cleanly, and that was the basis of my success. From a hundred pictures, mine will always stand out. And so the galleries began to hang my work in their best rooms, always in the middle, because my painting was attractive. It was precise. It was 'finished'."
Frida Kahlo-"Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly? "
Frida Kahlo-"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint."
Frida Kahlo- "I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."