Musings of the Artists Mind
Every summer these berries show up on our hedge and feed the robins from near and far. Every summer someone asks if they are edible and recently many pull out their phones and try to get the answer from Google. I think my desire not to know has blocked out all the answers anyone has found. I probably won’t ever try them and just enjoy their colours as they run the mottled gamut of green to red and then seemingly disappear or are completely eaten by the birds. If you know their edibility, please don’t tell me; just enjoy their beauty with me.
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.
Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:
Here we have to give homage to my kings of imagery. While I cannot claim to compare myself to them, they continue to inspire my view of the world.
Ansel Adams for extending the imagination though light and shadow.
Georgia O’Keefe for painting macros and driving the eye into incredible landscapes.
Andrew Wyeth for adding a dusting of serenity to all he painted and giving a craving for tea whenever I see his work.
Pablo Picasso for always coming to the purity of the image by often outrageous routes.
These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account & My ViewBug site, and at Arts M.Perron.