OK, so maybe it should be where do I find it ;-)…
I have always drawn from an early age (at least since 5 years old), continued to do art through high school, then focused on chalk pastel drawings while studying for my BSc and MSc as a hobby. I have, however, never really studied art or artists.
Recently, I have been inspired in my design work by Abstract and Modern Art artists. I actually started researching artists and I have a few favorites that has definitely been influencing my current designs.
When I am learning about the artist and their styles, I try a couple of quilt designs that are similar, by looking at a few common pieces with a similar theme, look at each once and then try it on my own. Now, the simplicity and the geometric nature of the abstract and modern art period, shows through my own designs – some work, some don’t….but its all about trial and error and working out what is “me”.
Here are some of my favorite artists, and the books I have purchased or the links to sources.