I love many of the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites.
This is a detail from Boreas by John William Waterhouse.


Wildlife painters who have been a big influence include Robert Bateman and Raymond Harris Ching.  Of the landscape painters of the past who impress me it is hard to go past Arthur Streeton. In the modern era Richard Schmid  has a technique ‘to die for’.

Speaking more generally, I admire the boldness and colour of some of the Expressionists, the technical innovation of the Impressionists, the technique of many of the Edwardian painters, the close observational skills of the Victorian Classicists  particularly Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema  and the narrative qualities and symbolism of the Pre-Raphaelites… The list goes on.

Windsor by Arthur Streeton