One of the things that inspires me the most is films but paint had a very important role in my work and one of my favorite painters is Edward Hopper.
The first work I saw from him was and that painting drag me inside of that scene I couldn’t take my eyes of so many histories came to my mind about those people in that Phillies diner. After that I wanted to see more about his work all images he made was an amazing piece of art with a particular story. The light was a highpoint also but what I used to like more about his work was the felling of loneliness and sadness in contrast with the colors and contrast.
Inspirations for me are when you grab all that you see and blend with all that you know. I found the work of Camilla Akrans amazing, there is so much of Hopper in her work, the same light contrast and the loneliness in some subjects, with a delicate sexiness, amazing job she does. I’m not sure if she was influenced by Hopper’s work but I’m sure they have very similar esthetic. Camilla is represented by management+artists And you can see more of her work here http://www.managementartists.com/#/b/portfolio/0/1/