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?

 




On a serious note, I remain influenced by Rembrandt, and Leland Bell.

The last 2 are mine which show how I paint the figure.





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