Art inspires me. Paintings in particular, any medium. I find it challenging to get to the meaning of a piece of art. And by meaning, I mean what it means to me. If it is a particularly evocative piece, I find that my mind and sometimes my heart has been touched or changed by it. I then feel the need to either express my feelings about the art or my reaction to it. It feels like art is very human, in the giving and taking, to me.