I am a huge Danny Gregory fan. I received two of his books for Christmas this year. Everyday Matters and The Creative License. His website is delightful and honest. I found Danny by accident at the bookstore last year. An Illustrated Life is one of my favorite artsy books.
He inspires me to draw and to be present in my life. He inspires me to do art even without art school. Lastly, he inspires me to not let the painful aspects of life to overpower me.