Inspiration Gallery

The Muse

Inspiration comes from all senses. It is in the music I hear, the taste of a fine glass of wine, the sunset after a rainy day, the feel of silk on the skin, and the smell of coffee in the morning. Each of these can bring about emotion that affects the way we view the world. When driving and exploring the back roads, my mind will often wander to the next creation or challenge to be confronted.  In my mind I will start creating thumbnail sketches of the vision that my imagination has stumbled upon. Often it will occupy my thoughts and prevent me from moving to other projects until I can create the vision on paper or tablet.  Inspiration is a drug that consumes the soul, and there is no peace of mind for me until the artwork is created.  Welcome to my gallery of illustrations.

Digital illustration of Melissa Whitaker sitting on the floor in front of a blank canvas.  she has a paintbrush with red paint on the tip in her mouth.
Digital illustration of Melissa Whitaker sitting on the floor in front of a blank canvas. she has a paintbrush with red paint on the tip in her mouth.

Why the Beatles?

The Beatles have been the soundtrack of my life.  Lennon/McCartney lyrics transport me Across the Universe.  This artwork is my interpretation of their lyrics.