The inspiration for my artwork comes from within and from nature, too!
I adore phenomena in nature such as trees, clouds and mountains.
Oops, I didn't mention my love for certain varieties of flowers and sunsets, etc.
Even though I am inspired by trees in nature, I don't seek to create realistic renditions of them. I let my imagination come into play instead.
It bores me to create very realistic paintings. Painting realistically, for me, is more science than art. Why should I aim to do what a camera can do?
I would much rather tap into my imagination, which is very active, and imbue my subject matter with my particular vision.