We asked a group of artist friends “What Inspires You?” Click on each name to visit their art website.
I am inspired by nature and the human form… light, color and movement. Artists guided me when I lived in Carmel, California, and during my travels to Europe, Japan and Bali.
I get inspired by people’s journeys and stories. By combining them with my own experiences and cultural background, I create unique storytelling pieces that celebrate their important life events.
My inspiration comes from the colour, light and life of Greece and the Mediterranean which I aim to capture in my on-location sketchbooks and the layers of my mixed-media artwork.
Magazines and books – the world of images – inspire me to make my surreal, narrative handmade collages. I have always been attracted to creating images that are dreamlike and tell a story that is interesting and challenging.
In January, 2015 I first picked up a drawing pencil to sketch my own horses. Immediately I felt such a strong connection that I haven’t stopped since!
Wood is the most perfect of God’s creations. A living treasure of hidden beauty that remains hidden till it’s death. I am humbled to be able to reveal some of this hidden beauty. To help the trees live again, to be resurrected and shine again.
My paintings are an expression – a distillation – of the impressions made on my psyche by the landscapes around me, whether it be the prairies in which I grew up, the West coast of my adult years or the short time I spent in a large Eastern metropolis.
Inspired by an intense love for our planet, my ocean and rain forest images bring public attention to threatened or endangered species. Using a brilliant color palette expresses this passion.
My paintings view the world through a lens of optimism and joy. Using abstracted imagery and clear, bright colors, I paint expressively with intuition and the resulting artworks are a reflection of my inner world.
Sculpted Paintings™ the three dimensional image on a two dimensional plane, are the passionate needed to reveal life’s intricate details. The painting is a story unfolding, and I am inspired by the idea and the process.
In the moment of making art, I can just focus on being creative and imagining something great forming in front of me.
In the past, raising money for cancer centers was a major driving force. Lately, the inner and outer beauty of people I know and love has been my inspiration.
I am a New York based artist, roaming the city looking for inspiration to create my artwork.
I’d like to give the viewer a glimpse of my world, inspired by my fears, dreams and feelings. I attempt to portray fantasy, emotion and intense feelings in my work.
The inspiration for my art comes from life – an encounter, a moment captured or a glimpse of something undefined. I love to translate these things into created works that speak to the heart of a viewer.
What inspires me? Dreams, reality, memories, love, death, art, oil paint, skin and the magic of being alive.
The beauty, optimism and intrigue of the commonplace inspires me. My work connects people to everyday life in a novel and playful manner.
I am interested in capturing moments of expression that portray the human psyche, blurring the line between fact and fiction. My portraits are captured from a number of photographs, not posed, more as character studies.
For me, the urge to create comes as a vague sensation: a desire to play, to see what evolves from looking over source material. Then, as I work, magic sets in. The image unfolds.
I see you looking at me. What do you see? Why? “Queen Katharina” and the other series guide the observers’ points of view towards releasing their desires.
My macro botanic photography is an integral part of my mindfulness practice. Printing on metal brings out the miraculous details of nature’s bounty and energy—treasures of present moment awareness.
I am inspired by nature and wildlife. Through my art I learn more about my subjects and their characteristics, and this drives me to create.
As a visual person, I draw inspiration from a variety of sources that I encounter in my day-to-day life. From textures to negative spaces—my inspiration is my environment.
Painting as both a medium and an action has always interested me with its infinite possibilities for construction and application. I love to create bold paintings with lots of layers.
I’m always trying to capture those little moments which are constantly calling my attention, such as a look, an instant feeling, a spontaneous shadow or even the bright color of wine.
I love everything that shows color. I take my own photos and edit them and change them to make the colors sing – then I paint that image. I get to combine my love of photography and painting!