Found this article, How Genius Works, in the Atlantic. It is filled with interesting thoughts and ideas on creativity.
"Great art begins with an idea. Sometimes a vague or even bad one. How does that spark of creativity find its way to the canvas, the page, the dinner plate, or the movie screen? How is inspiration refined into the forms that delight or provoke us? We enlisted some of America’s foremost artists to discuss the sometimes messy, frequently maddening, and almost always mysterious process of creating something new."
Here is a video on Chuck Close and Paul Simon talking about their process.
Be sure to check out the article in full by clicking HERE.