I spent August traveling between Phoenix, Newark and New York. It was awesome to say the least.
I get most of my inspiration for my art from nature. The colours and textures are a driving force behind my approach. I was so drawn to the landscape and beauty of Arizona. I love the dry heat, the saguaro cacti.... the list goes on. The icing on the cake for me though was visiting the grand canyon. You can't out-artist that Artist, for sure! The colours, texture and environment made me feel alive. It's was a very spiritual experience for me. It's definitely bucket list worthy.
Scenes from around Arizona. I'm mildly obsessed with cacti... mildly.
While in New York, I really enjoyed my visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are over 2, 000, 000 artifacts I was told, so there so much to see. We aren't permitted to post pictures of artifacts so I'll forego that. But, I would definitely recommend a visit to any art or history buff out there. A note of caution though: With that many artifacts, it's easy to get lost and confused mentally (and physically too :D). With that in mind I would recommend a guided tour. That way you can focus on a particular area and fully benefit.
Below are some pics of lovely street art that I discovered around Orange, Newark. I don't know the name of these artists unfortunately. I particularly love the diversity featured in the first artwork.
All in all it was great. It really helped to jumpstart my creative process for the remaining part of the year. Look out for lots of experimentation with colour and mark making.