Envy is not in my nature but there are two artists who I'd give my left eye if I could paint like them; Edouard Manet and Edward Hopper. Maybe I should change my name to Edward? This is a great, hour long, documentary on Hopper, it even has interviews with him.
Here is a website with more information about Hopper. http://www.edwardhopper.net/ And some wise words from Hopper, "No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."