I’m a self-taught artist with a background in commercial photography and graphic design. I didn’t start painting until 2015, so I’m working at exploring what my style is, and I’m learning constantly.
One thing I’ve already discovered is that we shouldn’t worry too much about how people react to our work; some might love it, others may not care for it at all. It’s true for me too! Occasionally, I produce a piece that I’m quite pleased with. Other times, not so much. My reaction to other people’s work is similar: In some cases, I’m instantly drawn to it; in other cases, I’m not moved at all.
As it should be, I guess. It’s art. Let it be.