Art comes from within you
'If you live in your imagination, the white sheet of paper is not a threat.'
'The important thing is to be honest with yourself, so that the work is your own … You find the colours and forms that reflect your own feelings about a subject. It’s as if you are building a library in your head of what works and what doesn’t, so you evolve, and your work does too. With illustration, you are telling a story. But art comes from within you. You have to maintain your own integrity, otherwise all you’d get would be a mixed salad of different ideas.'*
'If you live in your imagination, the white sheet of paper is not a threat.'**
*Reg Cartwright talking to Joan Stephens from: ‘The Story Evolves’ in Leicestershire and Rutland Life, (October 2009), p. 121, RAC/13
**Reg Cartwright talking to Steve Thomas-Emberson from, ‘Happy Endings’ in The Artist, (January 1997), p. 25, RAC/13