For someone who is always on time, I couldn't have been more surprised to find I was late to the party when it came to seriously pursuing my "fine art side". After a 5 year degree from a prestigious design program and years in the field as designer and commercial illustrator, I thought I had a pretty good foundation. And I did...but I have so much more to learn! Since resurrecting my calling as a painter, I find that every painting i paint, every masterpiece I study, every class I take brings me to learn that I somehow managed to miss some "duh" fundamentals. I'm a quick learner, though, and have no regrets about my meandering path back to painting.
I'm still trying to figure out how to classify or label my style. I'm naturally drawn to impressionism, realism and classical styles, labels which if you could mix 'em together might give you what I am. Today.
But then you never know about tomorrow.