One hears many stories about how artists became inspired to produce their oeuvre
Personally I am interested in the work of George Seuarat the Neo impressionist who established the painting technique of optical mixing which in turn became known as pointillism.
Colour is, and I suspect will remain so, my inspiration.
When we look at objects be they man made or natural we tend merely to scan, identify then move on. However if we pause to examine the object we begin to process more information about its form, and relationship to its surroundings and so on.
The artist on the other hand will begin to determine how to capture this object perhaps in a painting. In doing so more information about the object has to be processed for this action to take place, and it is in this processing that we begin to take note of the colours in and around our object.
Seurat noted that colour can be transfered by light from on surface to another and how subtle changes in hue took place in this transfer.
We are surrounded by colour yet rarely notice these effects.
This is my inspiration, whether I process this through Digital camera or directly into paint it continues to demand a closer look.