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)

Rose Wylie
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, Old Speckled Hen, 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…