For artists - or any creative person for that matter - we find inspiration from nature, our environment, or other people. Even simple, ordinary things can give us a creative boost.
During the Artwalk @NTC that recently took place here in San Diego, I had the opportunity to find creative inspiration from a variety of artists. I was thoroughly in awe of many of the art pieces.
In talking with some of the artists, I learned that what inspires them are things that inspire me as well.
Artist: Antonio Proa
His Inspiration: Music
Antonio Proa's art is vibrant and full of color. One of my favorite paintings from his collection is this one of Frida Kahlo...
Artist: Joseph F. Kennedy
His Inspiration: Google Mars and his neighborhood
Joseph's pen and ink art is so wonderfully detailed that I just couldn't stop looking at all of his pieces.
Artist: Karen Eastman
Her Inspiration: Nature
Karen is an artist who I can relate to because of the love for nature and the fluidity in her painting style. When I look at her paintings, I feel more grounded and centered.
Artist: Time McClendon
His Inspiration: God
Blissfully brilliant are two words that come to mind when I look at Time's crystal creations. How can you look at these pieces and not smile?!? I certainly don't doubt that The Creative Force is working through this artist.
Artist: David Wiemers
His Inspiration: Comedy Writers
Talk about inspiring! David's paintings will not only make you smile, but they'll make you chuckle too. He also has a funny YouTube channel that features some of his paintings.
Artist: Paco Garcia
His Inspiration: Color
Paco's paintings of picturesque landscapes and classical style brings up feelings of serenity. I'm taken to another country...another colorful world where all that exists is peace.
One artist I didn't get a chance to speak with, but who blew me away with his unique art is Ray Kinne. Ray's enormous portrait of Albert Einstein first drew me in, and then I discovered that the entire piece is made of dominoes. His other jaw-dropping designs included portraits of people made entirely of push pins. Think digital art meets push pins!
San Diego's Art Walk festivals take place twice a year, which attract lovers from everywhere. If you're planning a trip to San Diego, make sure to schedule it around the time these art festivals happen! For more information, visit: www.artwalksandiego.org
Want more creative inspiration? Read past posts about art.