Fin de siècle France is perhaps my greatest inspiration. The lines between commercial art and fine art were distinctly blurred as the industrial economy grew and advertising, executed manually, supported fine artists directly.
Out of the marriage between commercial art and fine art, handmade and manufactured was born Art Nouveau. The French lead the way.
I love the streamlined organic form and limited color palette of the Art Nouveau movement in France.
This is one of the more spectacular examples of Art Nouveau furniture and is one of my many muses from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
The painting above is one of my latest. The painting derives its inspiration primarily from the French Art Nouveau movement.