My taste is eclectic — variety is the spice of life! The list of artists whose work has influenced me is long and diverse.
I believe that the best examples of art from almost all periods, styles, and places offer something to help an artist improve, even if limited to a subconscious level.
Thus, a lot of movements interest me and inspire me: impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, modernism, abstract expressionism, pop, and more.
For me, the most engaging, exciting, and accessible art in history occurred from around 1860 until about 1975. A few of my favorites include:
I hope you see even a little of their work in mine.
Brett Berlin – BJB