Man-Made Opulence as Painting Inspo

Whilst I love to delve into the historical and cultural significance of art, I also think there's a lot to be said for simply looking.

As an abstract painter, I love looking through images, usually taken by travelling photographers, and picking out colour palettes, imagining what they might look like splodged onto a canvas. 

Unlike looking at photos of artworks, I find that travel photos have an organic creativity to them -free for you to soak up inspiration however you see fit.

Anyway, here are some of my recent favourites: