When we emerge, we criticize our work, we walk away, we come back, we scrutinize it, we change it, and we change it again. And in the end it has become a creation in and of it’s own.
We tend to be loners sometimes. Even so, we derive inspiration from those around us, the world we live in, and the natural terrain. These are some artists that inspire me, let me tell you why.
- In portrait artist Gwenn Seemel’s art, you can see her love of people. She captures the soul of a person, with bold and bright brushstrokes, which allows the personality of her subject to shine through. www.gwennseemel.com
- I am truly in awe of Mandy Budan’s style. She uses bright colours to integrate an abstract technique with a realistic vision. One day I hope to have one of her pieces in my collection! www.budanart.com
- Anita Nowinska uses vivid colour in an amazingly subtle way to capture nature’s vibrancy. I was immediately awed when I first saw her work. Her pieces evoke an emotional response, due to their beauty, but also because one can sense her tactile process using pastels. www.nowinska.com
- A.J. Alper uses an alla prima style (wet-into-wet), which creates a loose, current style while capturing a moment in time. I’m quite fascinated with his current portrait work in which he is able to grasp the raw emotion in his subject. www.ajalper.com
- When I first started following portrait artists, Mark Demsteader was the first to catch my attention. Not just another portrait, he captures the beauty of his subject with true emotion. His style of painting is edgy while maintaining a sense of grace. www.markdemsteader.com
I follow these artists on Instagram, it’s an inspiration to see their works in progress, their finished art, and a little piece of their day, as I go through mine.