Being an Artist is considered both a Gift and a Curse:
It’s considered a Gift because of all the wonderful and amazing expressions of love you give to the people on the canvas;
It’s considered a Curse because the people who do love your talent will never understand your madness and your insanity.

~Elton Leonard Jr.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle