Ever since I was young, through my fascination with mythology, largely Celtic, and the broad domain of story-telling, I have been developing the skill to illuminate texts and ideas. The great expanse of history, both in time and ethnicity, is a prime source of inspiration.
I am also encouraged by heroes such as the watercolorists Heyer, Howe, Lee, Lippincott, Lynch, Rackham, Rayyan, and Santore, and the oil/acrylic painters Abbey, the Dillons, Giancola, Leyendecker, again Lynch, Manchess, N.C. Wyeth, Palencar, Parkes, Parrish, Pyle, and Rockwell, to name a few.
I am aiming high, and I have a long way to go to get the technical imprint that I am after, but keeping that creative fire going is the point.
From a favored poet I know, "Impressions inform your wildcraft".
I am working on mine, to be sure.
|"The Reluctant Dragon" by Maxfield Parrish|