All artists who master their craft. Old masters are of great influnce to me all the time.The brushtrail and creativity of 1600 - 1800 century is just amazing.Remember that there was no computers or other helping media at the time.
I pursue the same goals myself.
Paul Rand keeps me on my toes and is a great inspiration on my design solutions.
I tend to admire artists who work in mediums other than my own. While I can appreciate what a fellow photographer is doing and be influenced by them I find that I am drawn to art that is the opposite of what I make myself. It's like diving into a new culture and coming back with a new view of your own neighborhood
I am a big fan of Picasso, Miro, and the celebrated "Group of Seven".
(Canadian Landscape painters)
In particular, I was influenced by Picasso's imaginative use of materials and Miro's designs simple elegant designs.
Harris & Emily Carr instilled in me the need for artists to not only truly "see", but also be mindful to take poetic license whenever possible.
Only in this way could I ever hope to ensure a creation was uniquely (and undeniably) my own.
Tracey Emin, her raw and brutal honesty always gets me.
J.M.W. Turner, Albrecht Durer, William Blake, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Bouguereau, John William Waterhouse, Barry Windsor Smith, Craig Russell, Roger Dean, Frank Frazetta, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Jeffrey Jones, Alex Grey, N.C. Wyeth. This list goes on.
Experiencing any beautiful art is inspirational.
those that are independent of mind and spirit and poetic in their nature/work
First of all, I admire all artists not just a selective few. I love to watch my kids do their art work. Some of the best artists, I have never seen in art galleries. I even admire artists that don't have a clue about what art is all about. They just know they are doing something they feel passionate about and it is within their capability and understanding. It's amazing how profound an artist can be with his work even when it's a secret. What I hate is marketeers that call themselves artists. Unfortunately so many of us feel we have to do this in order to make money. The well-known artists have laid out an incredible path for me. As a child, I absolutely loved Vincent Van Gogh, all the Old Masters, the Canadian Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. In my adulthood I have come to admire Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Sam Francis, Frank Stella and most recently Tousant. Most of all I have come to admire my own work a lot and it has influenced me too.
Brandon boyd, Warhol, Burne Hogarth, Johnny depp, Edward norton, Paul Coelho, Muse, Incubus
The artists I most admire are Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh. The colors that they used in their paintings are amazing! Color is very important to me when I work.
Artists that i admire are the ones that keep creating and never stop til they're dead. that influences my work by making me work like hell. The more you work, the more your work evolves.
Picasso, Van Goh, Ofilli, Skunder, Mussa Bora, Jengo.
The use of colours, forinstance VanGoh inspires me with his bold brushstrokes and the short lines.
I have a wide range of influences but here's a few :
Writers: Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, Clive Barker, Katherine Dunn, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Dennis Cooper, Jasper Fforde, J.K. Rowling, Daphne Du Maurier, Scott Heim, Allan Moore, Brian K. Vaughn, Christopher Bram,
Visual Arts: Chuck Close, Clive Barker, Andy Warhol, Derek Jarman, Taylor Vineyard, Carl Theodore Dryer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Danny Boyle, John Waters, James Bidgood, Gus Van Sant, Twyla Tharpe, Justin Bond, Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon
Musical: Björk, Antony and the Johnsons, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Matmos, the Swallows, The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, Bat for Lashes, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Free Kitten, the Breeders, Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull
I'm also influenced greatly by my family.
Vancient Van Goug, i sometime wanted to know the situation and facts of his life going backward to his time. why he did so, why paint like that, and the different between his period and ours always influence my works.