The Cities That Make You Want to Create Art….. Eternally!
Hello Fine Art America,
For my very first discussion post and FAA, I could not help but discuss all of the inspiration that I have gained by traveling. I am originally from Toronto, Canada, and have lived in both the United States and United Kingdom. I have found that my recent move to London has given me a boost in inspiration and creative ideas with its sites, architecture, history, museums, and the multicultural atmosphere. Much of my artwork is inspired by different cities.
I recently came back from a tour around Europe which took me through Amsterdam, Munich, Tyrol, Venice, Rome, Florence, Lucerne, and Paris. It is no secret how picturesque Europe is. Each city carries something unique that has inspired me. Venice was the city that inspired me the most on this particular tour. It is easy to see why the beautiful Venetian landscape is one of the most rendered cityscapes. I will be putting together some European inspired artwork for my next sequence of paintings soon. Look out!
Although Europe has been inspiring, the city that has been most given me the most creative juice in a seven-day squeeze was my trip to Havana, Cuba. On my profile, there are three Cuban-inspired paintings: “Urban Moment #5-Caribbean Cuisine”, “One Mile to Havana”, and “Morning Tour”. I am an enormous admirer of Latin American Art in general (but, I won’t get started on that in this post!), so this trip was perfect for me. The tropical weather, animals, architecture, natural plantations, paintings, music, food, dance, and overall Art scene proved enough to captivate me. Even a pina colada on the beach gave me something to think about.
FAA, I was wondering which cities have brought inspiration to you? Maybe it is a major city that many have visited? Or, maybe it is a lesser-known underrated city that others should know about? Of course, you could also throw a pitch for your home city. Feel free to post your pictures of you city-inspired pieces.