I was very sorry hear that Andrew Wyeth passed away today. I've loved his work for many years and it has provided a strong influence on my photography.
There's a rare quality in his work that is undeniably beautiful - a quiet intensity. For me the combination of simplicity, craftsmanship and soulfulness is extremely moving.
Most of all I'm inspired by his obvious respect for his subjects, and his ability to show how beautiful everyday life can be.
These images from his series of 'Helga' picturess are a perfect example of how powerful it can be to show a woman's natural, unglamorised beauty - I'm sure they will be appreciated by many generations to come.