I don’t like it here or there, or on a house with a mouse. Admittedly, that is the phrase I use on the front page under my “About” section.
It is a misleading phrase all around, a label to help people categorize an artist at a glance. Is anyone really self taught in anything? Yet it’s a label we use readily when it comes to describing artists.
I am a life long artist. I always have been. Like people who have red hair or brown eyes, it is just the way I am. I would wager that we all are to some degree deep down. I can remember taking the Sunday comics and copying Garfield and Opus from “Bloom County” until I could draw them comfortably.
I have taken classes from other artists. I read about art from the old masters, I study their works and compositions. I love watching YouTube videos of other artists and how they work. But do I have a BFA? No.
Maybe the more important questions are…do you like my art? What do you think or feel when you look at it?