Inspiration

Jean-Michel Basquiat — I like almost everything but especially — In Italian, Nu Nile, The Dingoes That Park Their Brains With Their Gum, Per Capita, Untitled (Magic Worms) & Untitled (Ter Borch)

Willem De Kooning — I especially like the period 1957 — 1963 including Ruth’s Zowie, September Morn, Door To The River & Spike’s Folly II

Cy Twombly — The Coronation of Sesostris & The Four Seasons

Julian Schnabel — I really like Works On Paper & Palazzo Chupi. Basquiat (The movie)

Georg Baselitz - A focus on the 1980s - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London

Rose Wylie
John Fekner
Louise Bourgeois
Paul Klee
Mark Rothko
Gilbert & George
Joseph Beuys
William Blake
Andy Goldsworthy
Ibrahim Hussein
Wladyslaw Hasior

Billy Childish
Vincent Van Gogh
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Outsider art
Abstract Expressionism
Neo Expressionism
German Expressionism

London (especially Brick Lane & Truman Brewery area), New York City (especially SoHo, Great Jones Street & the East/West Village), Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zakopane, The Isle Of Skye, Edinburgh, Marrakech, Zagorsk, Miami Beach, Langkawi, Barcelona, Dublin, Palma Mallorca, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi & Hué, Vietnam, Copenhagen, Riga & Valletta.

William Shakespeare

George Orwell

Samuel Beckett

T.S. Eliot

Allen Ginsberg

David Bowie (everything except Never Let Me Down!)

Iggy Pop — especially The Idiot & Lust For Life

Patti Smith — especially, Horses and her photography, writing/poetry

Brian Eno — On Land, Discreet Music, Shutov Assembly, Apollo

Stereo Total

The Clash

Nick Cave

Joy Division

Chopin, Nocturnes & Impromptus

Mark Lanegan, Bubblegum

Philip Glass (especially Glassworks & Hydrogen Jukebox)

Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Jutta Hipp

David Sylvian

The B52's (1st 2 albums)

Tord Gustavsen

Richard Hawley

The Kills

Lulu Rouge, Bless You

Tate Modern, The Noguchi Museum, MoMA, Arken, Denmarm, Dia:Beacon, Stormking, National Galleries of Scotland, Gagosian

The ocean, rivers, streams, trees, silence & Frost, clouds & sky

Red wine, Guinness, Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter, Auchentoshan Malt Whisky

Every Jim Jarmusch Film

George Best

Charlotte Rampling

Most Woody Allen films

Oil paint sticks

Acrylic paint

Oil paint sticks

Pearl Paint, NYC (now sadly gone)

Atlantis Art Materials & L. Cornelissen & Son, London

The industrial landscape of Sheffield in the 60s & 70s

Weston Park Museum

West Street

Rare & Racy

The Crucible Theatre

The Limit Club

Hawksmoor churches — Christ Church Spitalfields & St Mary Woolnoth in particular

Lomo Photographs

Peter Lindbergh photography

Vivian Maier

Vivienne Westwood, Agnes B

Islamic Calligraphy

Josef Müller - Brockmann

Blue Note & ECM album cover design

Most things and remember everyone dies but not everyone lives . . .