I know that all my inspiration comes from within, and discovering that "within" is what art is all about. Since 1993 I've used my inspiration for all levels of creativity, whether it be something on my own or for a client. Started painting photographs with oil paints in 2010 and am still surprised at the results I come up with. It's amazing how originality and creativity will never die.
And yes I've done professional work too to pay the bills, you can see it all on my website. It's ever evolving because things change so much. I'm fine with that, change is always good.