I have the same problem. My list is soooooo long!Boy I'll have to think about this one. There are so many.
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Ansel Adams
This is wonderful that you grew up in such an artistically enriched environment.Lets see now. I'm going to comment on this in several posts. My father was ( I say was not because he is dead but sadly he is becoming frail and blind in his old age. It's beginning to tear me up) a master artist and an University level art instructor. He took us through Europe and the world. So I have had the wonderful privilege of seeing many the great master pieces up close and have had the opportunity of meeting many master artists in person. This was something that was a part of my life and sadly I took for granted in my younger years, I didn't show enough appreciation.
Anyway so the first artist and probably the one who had the most influence on my life was my father. Edward Arndt. Ya I know no one has ever heard of him but If you where to enter my parents house the first thing that would hit you is that the walls are filled with 100's of work's of art. Their house is literally an art gallery.
I know now why I love your art so much ! :biggrin: You are awesome for loving this artists cause I love them, so you're awesome :vs_cool:There are so many from so many genres and movements.The more I advance,the more my tastes change though.I am a huge fan of Karol Bak-his portraits are amazing even if in the last couple of months I started to see his art waaay too "palstic" and artificial for me.I do LOVE H.R.Giger(the "Alien" artist as he was called) an amazing and strange personality.Another great artist that I admire is Salvador Dali.
Now I know many will say that he was not a painter BUT to me he managed to create such images by the power of words as I would put him in the same cathegory.His name is H.P Lovecraft.:vs_smirk:
hahahahahah:vs_smirk:If I would have had a list to 5, Dali, would be there. His work is so funky and unique. Giger is freaking awesome!!! As for Lovecraft.....see attached :biggrin: