Art can help you see things from a new perspective and inspire creativity.
"I am going for a level of perfection that is only mine... Most of the pleasure is in getting the last little piece perfect." - Chuck Close
Check out these websites for more info:
Chuck Close website - http://www.chuckclose.com
Malcom Morley websites - http://www.malcolmmorley.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Morley