7 Artists Share Their Inspiration
The following 7 artists share their inspiration: Elaine Franz Witten, Cherilyn SunRidge, Elaine Hunter, Kathy McCullen, Charlotte Shroyer, Mary Lou Dauray, and Susanne Buckler.
When choosing art to bring into our homes or offices it is often illuminating to know what compelled the artists to create it. What inspires them? What do they strive to communicate to us?
The answers we receive may add enormous pleasure to our viewing experience. For some artists it is equally important that their art provide a transformative experience for their viewer as well as for themselves.
Header image: Painting by Cherilyn SunRidge
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“My roots of inspiration are my life long love of nature, art and music. As a bronze sculptor, my primary focus is to distill my chosen subject matter into its ultimate expressive synthesis of beautiful form, gesture and spirit.”
“We must each hold a personal sacred hoop in our hearts, and we must each cultivate our Light-filled relationships in any arenas which beckon us. We must live like we matter, and my nature-spirit-art is a daily reminder of that.”
“My goal is to uplift, inspire and support you on your journey through life. I wish to excite you as you gaze upon the images of Nature that I create. I feel that I am revealing the soul of Nature, and hope that you too, experience the love that I have in my heart for the world around me.”
“Although I begin each painting with an inspiration, I allow my process to drive the work, applying pigments with my palette knife, building, deconstructing, exploring and excavating layers intuitively.”
“Duality within characters is a major theme in my art — how the mind works, what drives it, what is visible to the outside world and what is hidden deep within. Through painting I tap into and expand the depths of my unconscious and a world unconscious that transcends individual and cultural boundaries.”
“The more I learn about coal the more I know that I need to use my art to bring attention to this serious pollution situation. My artwork is my voice. Intense alarm would be an understatement in trying to describe the feelings generated as I continue doing this series. I know that I need to use my art to bring attention to this serious pollution situation.”
“The images (in the ‘Survival Series’) capture me and the disease at discrete moments but they have been modified by my aesthetic process and by machines much like my own body. It is my aspiration that these personal images can be a shared healing for myself and for others.”