Refined by the soul impressions are created into art.
Personally hiking in nature,specifically the desert,is overwhelming,the hilite being a dip into the occasional waterhole in the middle of nowhere.Flooding streams are a welcome surprise.
Climbing mountains is exhillerating,mountain top views are uncomparable, fused with sensation.
Spending time at the beach dipping into the ocean or sea will stop time from passing by.
Visiting  a museum or a gallery as well as
an inspiring dance show adress the sense of aesthetics.
Besides those,impressions from inside are very influential.Meditating is enriching for the soul ,while painting mandalas ,a combined spiritual and aesthetical experience , will dig deep into the subconcious.
After all-pictures more than words-express the different angles of inspiration.