I've also found that the best work comes from taking yourself completely out of the equation. 
Although this may sound like a contradiction, your work should never be about you. 

the art of 

george gallo

a contemporary american artist

Winter has a way of centering me the most.  I love its stillness.  The colors of winter can be some of the warmest you’ll see in a landscape.  There are few things brighter and warmer than sunlight on snow.  Yet the temperatures are obviously their coldest.  That dichotomy is stimulating and wonderful.