Inspiration of the week! Libby Mills

After painting the same series for months now, I was in need of some new inspiration. So, I decided to do a random google search of artist/painters. Sometimes my searches are like playing spin the bottle, except instead of a kiss, you get to check out the last artist on the list. Well I found Libby Mills.  She is a 30 year old artist from Uki ( I think that’s a small town somewhere in or near New South Wales, Australia.) Anyway, the piece that I fell in love with is called, Seven Moons to the Sun.  This work of art is full of  juicy color and fantastic shapes.  It is bold in nature and organic at the same time.  When I look at it I am whisked away into a world of fantasy where circles, lines, and colors meet.  Just beautiful stuff.


I am inspired by many known artist and often times I can’t tell you who my favorite is right off the bat. I adore paintings from  different genres of art , from Kandinsky to Hollis Sigler. They all painted with a passion and skill that is priceless.  I can only hope to have such success with my art.  But soaking up inspiration from the great works of the past can get a little overwhelming. When that happens, pull out the crayons with the little people.  Sometimes the littlest people in your life tend to be the biggest inspiration for you.  I think that my daughter inspires me the most of all. I guess you can say she’s like most children, filled with crazy ideas supported only her own 8 year old logic.  I love that about kids. If they have an idea they just go with it. It doesn’t have to be a great idea but kids simply don’t spend as much time as adults do wondering what everybody else thinks. My daughter has created some of the best projects when I was yelling for her to clean up the new mess she made that didn’t make since to me.  Then when she’s done I can’t do anything but smile.  Usually after that I create a painted mess of my own from the inspiration she’s left me with.