I have the great privilege of going to various locations and painting landscapes every week. Here is how it is related to the gospel – when I am outside, staring and scrutinizing and deciphering nature, I can’t help but think of God. He is the one who created this, and is it not magnificent? When was the last time you went outside and truly looked around at God’s incredible creations? He is indeed THE artist of the world and the most creative being. We do Him proud when we exercise our own creativity and display the godlike qualities He gave us, His children.
Also, being out in nature helps us feel a closeness to Heavenly Father and feel the spirit. Many prophets have shown a good example to us when they retreated to a more private spot in the wilderness to receive revelation – Jesus Christ himself was an example with the Garden of Gethsamene. Joseph Smith was another example (read his story here). If you are having a hard time praying sincerely or receiving answers to your prayers, perhaps it might take a change of location to somewhere closer to God’s natural creations.