Finding Art In Nature: Part 1

Finding Art In Nature

The Source of Our Inspiration

The inspiration that we received while creating art can comes in variety of ways regardless of if you are a painter, sculpture, musician, designer or someone who likes to create. This is because each person receive inspiration differently from one another depending on their choice of subject or interest, location, personal feeling and emotion of the time. For some, their inspiration comes while visiting an exhibition gallery, or by listening to their favourite music, traveling and more. Just like food to the body, I often see ‘inspiration’ as a source of motivational food that feeds our creativity and desire of wanting to create something new and beautiful. And only with it, will we have the determination to start and to finish the artwork.  This is the reason that people create art because of a driven motivation in their heart of wanting to express and to share something that is of their interest to the audience.

Nature- ‘Window of Inspiration’. The inspiration behind my creating art is when I am alone in the nature, especially in the wood! Partly this is because of the home that I used to grew up with was surrounded by deep wood in the countryside. Somehow, this has shape the foundation of where I receive my inspiration the most even after I have move to the big city.

Allow Time For Art To Express

The types of art that I enjoy creating most is through the medium of photography, which I call, landscape fine art photography. In order for an art to fully express itself, it cannot be hurried or hasten during the process of creation. First of all, art is a visual interpretation of the artist’s thinking, idea and emotion to it. The artwork actually reveals the artist himself! Which often requires full attention and energy from the artist in order to produce a beautiful masterpiece. And this would require days to weeks and even months before completion. Less this will defeat the possibly potential of creating a beautiful work of art to its maximum. To do so, every time when I’m out to photograph, I personally prefer to spend longer time and even days just by staying outdoor, either camping or hiking. As this provides ample of time to explore around the site and I can take it easy while choosing a suitable subject for the shoot. This approach also allows me enough time to be able to think, reflect and to compose photograph that carries an emotional response into the artwork. Furthermore, this makes the process of creating art an enjoyable and fun thing to do.

Continue to part 2 of this series…

Paul Chong is a landscape fine art photographer base in Shanghai, China. He is dedicated to capture the beauty of nature scenery in which he also creates colorful fine art photograph for sale in various format and sizes, featuring museum archival quality fine print. Some of his work can be seen published in magazine, website, event brochure and flyer. He owned a collection of magnificent artwork which can be seen by visiting his online gallery at
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