A while back I got this message via my web contact form:
"hi, love your work what is your inspiration to do the work you do" - from Michelle C.
Here is my reply:
"My inspiration is the need to express beauty. I think probably all of us have a desire towards what is beautiful and expressing it in art is one way of getting close to it. Or perhaps it is frustration at not having the real thing, like a lover wanting to have a picture of his or her beloved because their real beloved is not with them.
"Art is a signpost pointing to something else."