Lee Cross, Wood Splitter. Her work is very inspiring, I love the tribal tattooing on her soft sculptures. Wanting to own one I looked at her auctions at eBay and her current creation has bidding now at $750. Not bad for a self trained artist, right?
Okay, so what motivates you. The first artist that I saw in person that motivated me and still does is Charles Wysocki. I saw his work at a major Art show in Denver.
Here is Heartland, one of his books. I hope that it inspires you too.