Art by Rachel - Original Watercolors

The Gallery of Philosophical Statements in Watercolor

When I paint, I liberate monsters… They are the manifestations of all the doubts, searches and groping for meaning and expression which all artists experience… One does not choose the content, one submits to it.  (Pierre Alechinsky)

The Power of Words

I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest.  Up comes a theologian and blows it out.   (Denis Diderot)

Bringing Sanctity to the Workplace

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.  (George Bernard Shaw)

Waiting for the Believers

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.  (Robert A. Heinlein)

Pillars of the Community

Faith makes many of the mountains which it has to remove.  (W.R. Inge)

Ruined Pillars (The End of the Age)

It takes a certain maturity of mind to accept that nature works as steadily in rust as in rose petals.  (Esther Warner Dendel)

Chinese Landscape Dragon Gargoyle

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have
christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of
dreams.   (Salvador Dali)

Golden Bamboo with Buddha

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.   Mark Twain


Tree of Knowledge

If you think knowledge is dangerous, try ignorance.  (Anonymous)


Time is the fire in which we burn.  (Gene Roddenberry)


Dream Stairways

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.  (Marsha Norman)




A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. (Oscar Wilde)


Deserted Plain

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.  (Voltaire)



Agapanthus Time

Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.  (Winston Churchill)


Purple Grapes Time

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
(Vincent van Gogh)


Spring Holiday Triptych:  The Ubiquitous Egg - Chinese Creation Myth; Easter & Passover; Extinct Dodo

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.  (Whoopi Goldberg)


Night of the Orange Moon

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. (Alan Alda)


Night Sky I

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. (Edmund Burke)



Night Sky II

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.  (Vincent Van Gogh)  



Blue and Green Trees

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. (Blaise Pascal)

Wisteria Time

It's taken me all my life to understand that it is not necessary to understand everything.
 (Rene Coty)


Red Grapes Time

This river flows from dark to light,
So I will say adieu, my friends.
If my ship sails from your sight,
It doesn’t mean the journey ends,
But simply that the river bends.
(J. Enoch Powell)




Forces of Anger

Keep painting your demons. (Jack Beal)

Blue Moon

Colors are not used because they are true to nature, but because they are necessary to the picture.  (Wassily Kandinsky)

Seven Deadly Sins Color Wheel

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  (Aristotle)




Four Seasons

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. (Jean-Paul Sartre)



Cap Sounion

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
(Paul Gauguin)



Morning Glory Time

Not all who wander are lost.  (Tolkien)




Butterfly Time

Inspiration is for amateurs.. the rest of us just show up.
(Chuck Close)

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their
appearing to him, everybody sees them. 
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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