Welcome To Fine Point Portraits

I have always been fascinated with the quotes of famous artists rather than the opinions of art historians that try to explain what a particular artist was trying to convey. Hopefully the quotes included in this site will help better explain what the masters were really trying to do with their portrait painting. Of course we all try to get a likeness of our subject, but we also try to ignite an emotion from the viewer.

Throughout this site you'll find quotes by famous artists. I find these interesting and hopefully you will to.

Don Mazurkiewicz, Fine Point Portraits

Look and See

“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.”

Salvador Dalí

Raw Emotion

"The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech."

Vincent Van Gogh

More Than a Feeling

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

Oscar Wilde

About the Artist


Don Mazurkiewicz was born in 1959 and grew up on the eastside of Detroit. He earned his BFA from Eastern Michigan University in 1981, and resides in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. After many years of dabbling in technical and advertising illustration, surealist and abstarct paintings, Don has evolved into a refined portraiture artist. Don paints in a bold striking style with a saturated color palette including sections of heavy impasto technique. His appreciation for brush control and technique stems from his many years of technical illustration work in pen and ink.

Don is also founder and Creative Director of Fine Point Design, an advertising art company in St. Clair Shores, MI.

Check Out The Galleries

( Lots of Pics )

Mazurkiewicz strives to bring the viewer closer to his work by creating actual three dimensional areas in the portrait with a heavy impasto technique. This helps make the portrait come to life. The photos above illustrate the heavy impasto technique used in his portraits.


A portrait of sight, light & sound

"Jimi’s Gone" is a mixed-media triptych portrait of the guitar-great Jimi Hendrix. Created with acrylic and glass on canvas, it is a mixed media portrait of sight, light and sound. Appeared in Artprize 7, 2015.

Gallery Pics

More Famous Quotes

From the masters...

Every Child...

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Pablo Picasso



"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."

Salvador Dali



"I think one's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes."

Andrew Wyeth


“A man walks through life painting a portrait, not of what he would have done, could have done, or should have done, but of what he did”


"You can't be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be color."

Vincent van Gogh

"The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel."

Piet Mondrian

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