Art Muse #3: Andreina BATES

As an artist obviously inspiration is very important and while I receive inspiration from trips I take and my environment and animals and even my dog I also gather a lot of inspiration from other artists that I admire!  I've been a long time fan of Andreina Bates and over the last couple years we've exchanged messages of encouragement.  Andreina has a very distinct style and I love her paintings.  I like how her paintings have a very free and expressive look while still being recognizable for whatever subject matter she is painting.  In my painting I'm always striving to be more free and loose and Andreina has nailed it.  If you are interested in checking out her work here is her website: or find her on social media.  I'm a fan!