Quentin Blake because you can clearly see he absolutely loves his work, Lane Smith beause he has a great eye for detail and a wonderful epic style,
And Stanley Donwood because he keeps changing his style but maintains an identifyable presence.
I admire creative thinkers and artists from all over the world representing any number of countries, centuries, and movements from ancient architecture and sculpture, to European Renaissance and African antiquities, to Impressionism and Fauvism, all the way to 20th Century abstract expressionism and postmodern works of art in all media. I admire and am fascinated by any exceptionally creative and well executed work of art.
Simon Bull,Leroy Neiman, Romero Britto....they have balls
All are realists who capture a moment in time.
Frank Frazetta and Rudy Obrero! The latter is proof that you can be master of all instead of Jack of all!
Thats easy for me! Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, and Maynard Dixon. All of these wonderful painters used lots of color and were so very sophisticated in their own time. In some way I know that they have all influenced my work. I love impressionism and have always found myself going back to it after having attempted another style of painting.
Many, I'll list a few. Bruno Foncesca, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Jeffrey Smart, Morandi, and they inspire me with their use of paint and colour, their composition and understanding of light and shade.
I admire Chardin, Fantin-Latour, Georges Latour, William Michael Harnett, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Coirot, Courbet, Claeszt, Carravaggio, and so many other artists.
I admire less 20th century artists than artists of the four centuries preceding it.
My art is based upon observation of nature and is a modern continuation of the Western artistic tradition. All the above artists (and many more) learned to draw and paint as I did. I reject "doing your own thing" and "painting your inner landscape" as a phony (and perhaps lazy) approach to art.
my favorit artist is Matisse, his use of color and form and subject and composition , his simplicity and purity, are beyond expression,
Rembrandt, Munch, and Antonio Lopez Garcia, to name a few.
From Rembrandt I learned what’s possible which is endlessly inspiring. Munch is a master of expressing emotions in color and A.L. Garcia shows me what complete dedication to painting looks like.
The French Impressionists.
I love Renior and Carl renders, their use of color and sensitivity to subject matter endear them to me. (Oh Yeah, lets not forget their SKILL)
Rembranth, Zorn, Carl Larsson
well its so many artist who passed for this bubble but some one who touch me was S.dalí.
Munch, VanGogh. I think they help me to be freer in my brush strokes, not second guess myself so much.