Doing some research lately on women artists who inspired me and here they are:
Candy Jernigan. Elegant, raw and honest. There are no barriers or borders.
There is a wonderful book full of Jernigan's Art called Evidence. I have a copy of it from a few years ago and it is quite pricey now. But you can always stalk it on Amazon to see if it comes down in price.
Eva Hesse: Her minimalistic abstract drawings and scupltures and installations are breathtaking
and Floods of color.
My tastes are tending to the minimalist these days and abstraction. There is something consuming about abstraction. It seems so pure to me right now.