Alfred Sisley — British Artist born on October 30, 1839, died on January 29, 1899

Alfred Sisley was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He deviated into figure painting only rarely and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, found that Impressionism fulfilled his artistic needs... (wikipedia)

Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature.
Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.
The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
I always start a painting with the sky.