Inspiration oftentimes comes from out of nowhere. This page is one resource of Artists who I have found of interest.
Paintings by Iris Grace, a 5 year old with an extraordinary talent to express herself through painting. She is Autistic and is only just starting to talk but is able to paint in a style far beyond her years. Here's a link to a CNN articleabout her.
My mom sent me this article about South Dakota sculptorJohn Lopez, who creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. Utilizing old discarded farm equipment, he recycles into sculptures of bison, a horse plowing a field, and a Texas Longhorn, among other subject matter.