The word Muse comes up often in the art world. What is a Muse? I looked it up, and here is the definition of the word; "the inspiration that motivates a poet, artist, thinker, or the like". I think that saying nature is my Muse would be an honest answer. The above picture is of a little fawn that I came across one day when I was wandering around looking for something to paint, he was gone in an instant, but left me with a feeling of wonder. Being in nature and seeing the natual world brings me to painting. Even though my paintings do not have wildlife in them, the wildlife is there, as my Muse.