What is Inspiration?

40"x48" Phoenix Rising Do inspiration and passion go hand in hand as an artist?

Do we have passion and then feel inspired to create art or are we inspired and then passionately create art? Can art be created without passion? Can we be passionate about art and yet not feel inspired? Where does our passion come from? Where do we find inspiration?

I believe unless there is passion there is only existence; as a painter I am  fueled by passion and find my inspiration  in the way the wind blows the tree leaves  or walking barefoot on a multicolored textured carpet feeling the wool court my toes; the sensation of texture and the magnificence  of colored shells being revealed at low tide can be a platform for color forms to springboard on to my canvas.  Passion is color in shapes and sounds and all around!

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