Category Archives: Quotes

Beauty Fills All Spaces

This post is a direct steal from my brilliant mother, watercolorist Bobbi Boyd, who wrote the following in an email this morning:

Today I read in ‘The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri, and something that caught my attention:

“Beauty is an intangible thing; can not be fixed on the surface, and the wear and tear of old age on the body cannot defeat it.

Nor will a “pretty” face make it, for “pretty” faces are often dull and empty,
and beauty is never dull and it fills all spaces


Where is beauty in your life this day? In the color of water or the gleam of someone’s smile? There is so much beauty all around us; the best kind is discerned first in the heart and only later by the eye and by intellect.

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The Poet-Painter

There are many reasons why I am continuously inspired by the painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985).  Here is just one: his overcoming faith in Love. When we consider what he lived through (the Russian Revolution, two world wars, the Holocaust), the following quote becomes even more extraordinary:

“Despite all the troubles of our world, in my heart I have never given up on the love in which I was brought up or on man’s hope in love.  In life, just as on the artist’s palette, there is but one colour that gives meaning to life and art — the colour of love.”

For an excellent link to more about Marc Chagall’s life and select works, click here: