What is one's inspiration?
This is a question that was asked this last weekend at an show. To be honest, I’ve not been asked that. Most of the pieces that I do, come out of mine or friends ramblings and wanderings through nature. I sometimes paint right there in the environment and sometimes I take pictures and use those as inspiration.
Sometimes, it’s just the fact that I want to experiment and experience paint, application of paint to show the feelings that I have at the time.
To get a reaction from my work is another inspiration. It’s that - Woah! Cool! Or even Huh?!? Reactions are what helps me to refine whatever it is and whether I want to do something similar again.
Art is emotional. It will elicit a visceral response that ranges through all of the positive, vulnerable and negative emotions. Just that.