Influences in Art - what are they?
Words are slippery things. If someone asked what are my influences, I could make note of those whose work made me think that art making was something I wanted to do. So I could name Tibor Gergely (a children’s book illustrator) or Andrew Wyeth. I could name the impressionists who made a vivid impression upon my when I was in my teens.
But I am also influenced by what I see, so by the view from a bus, train or car. Or the view from my bike.
I love the view from my train each evening (also mornings if I am not asleep).
But I also love naked women.
Turner once described painting as a “rummy thing”. He could also have applied this phrase to words used about art.
I love a rainbow. Don’t you?