Where does it come from? Why do we have it?
“Robert Henri once said that art is not actually intended but is the result of a desire to express, and a need for appreciation. To these factors may be added the enjoyment of nature and an instinctive desire to excel. A desire to excel or attain perfection is the inevitable result of creative effort. The competitive or idealizing spirit undoubtedly plays an important part in picturization.
Idealizing comes from the love of beauty and enjoyment in its translation, also the desire to translate and create a quality that will give the utmost degree of enjoyment to others.” Edgar Payne, Composition of Outdoor Painting
How about you? Why are you creating art?