Where does creativity come from?

How to bring out the artist within

He'd grown up in the huge, desolate emptiness of Outback Australia and had spent all his life working there on the immense cattle stations (ranches). Nearing retirement age, he was asked to take a group of well-known landscape artists into the rugged countryside on a painting trip. To pass the hours while they worked, the man decided to pick up a paintbrush for the first time. Sitting alone in the bushland that day, he discovered to his delight and the utter astonishment of the others that he could paint. Now he has become an internationally acclaimed landscape artist.

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