After a brief navel gazing period that I’ll share with you over the next couple of weekends, I plan to start a weekly Sunday post on influence and inspiration.
What has inspired and influenced me over the years?
Dave McKean Gary Kelley
Richard Diebenkorn Burt Silverman
Edgar Degas John Singer Sargent Edward Hopper
Edouard Vuillard Mary Cassatt Johannes Vermeer
Malcolm Liepke Margaret Dyer J.C. Leyendecker
This last decade has seen an explosion of imagery on the web (up until about 2000, most all of the art I had seen was in books, magazines, or gallery/museums), and consequently, I’ve seen a lot more contemporary art and had access to others not well represented to me until this time.
Thomas Eakins Dan Gerhartz Scott Burdick
Dean Cornwell Jeremy Lipking Joaquin Sorolla
Phillip Geiger Paul Oxborough Duane Keiser
Justin Clayton Shawn Kenney Julian Merrow-Smith
This brings up pretty much up to date. I've found that while my tastes have changed somewhat over the last thirty odd years, they have changed remarkably little over the last twenty five-- basically late high school and after.
Next week I’ll talk a little about how the artists above, combined with my own sensibility factor, turned how and what I paint now…
(much shorter post, I promise!)