There are so many influencer painters, I could blog, Instagram and Pinterest at nauseum about them so I will try to sprinkle these post in between my other interests like Interior Design, Fashion and Lifestyle. Let's start with De Kooning, a dutch abstract expressionist that came to America as a house painter and worked his way into infamy. I am a believer that persistant sweat equity can get you where you want to be. His restrospective book is a good read and a great table top. Of course, I own it. Cy Twombly let me count the ways-- your use of line, your use of materials, your use of drip? Yes to all. He studied under Kline and Mother well and of course I own his tabletop book as well. What I love recently is the use of abstract art in fashion. Yayoi Kusam a has been all over Louis Vuitton in what is there best work. Kusama is known for her bold, abstract dots which create a visual feast. These are a few of my favorite things and that's all for now.