I would hesitate to say "influenced," because it infers too direct a relationship; but I have certainly been inspired by many artists, including the Pre-Rafaelites, the Impressionists, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Van Gogh, Picasso, and many others. I've also been inspired by classical composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelsson, Bach, Vivaldi, never mind, this list is getting too long already! Then there's my wife, who is an artist, several friends who are artists...

Heck, sometimes my cats inspire me!