My taste in art is eclectic, and the list of artists whose work has influenced mine is long and varied. I believe that great art from almost any period, style, and place can offer at least something to help an artist improve, even if limited to a subconscious level. For me, the most engaging, exciting and accessible art from before the current plein air revival began emerging around 1860 and continued appearing until about 1975.
Thus, a lot of movements interest and inspire me: impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, modernism, pop, and more. I love the work of many artists from those schools. A few of the standouts for me include:
A list of everyone I admire would go on for too long.
I hope you see even a little of any of their work in mine.
Brett Berlin – BJB