"Don't paint too much direct from nature. Art is an abstraction! Study nature, then brood on it and treasure the creation which will result, which is the only way to ascend towards God - to create like our Divine Master." ~ Paul Gauguin
In addition to being a first-class statesman, Sir Winston Churchill was a talented artist as well. The man loved to paint. He loved it so much that he built himself an art studio in his estate’s garden. When he felt the “Black Dog” of depression tailing him, he would retreat to his studio and keep the darkness away by putting brush to canvas.