I really enjoy the artwork of so many artists, past and present. Off the top of my head I'd have to mention Jules Bastien-Lepage, Joan Eardley, Hokusai, Ilya Repin, Albrecht Dürer, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Vincent van Gogh, and the Canadian painters The Group of Seven, Emily Carr, and Clarence Gagnon. And I would say my current approach to painting and my painting life has been strongly influenced by contemporary artists Daniel Greene and Burton Silverman.

And science in all its forms has long been a source of wonder and inspiration to me; everything from biology to chemistry to geology and on. There's inspiration there to last centuries!

I am also inspired by the great outdoors, by good writing, by brilliant minds, and by anyone who is working hard at their job no matter what it is.