This is something I've wanted to write about for a while now, as a lot of artists seem to get hung up on whether or not they've had any formal art training, and if not, can they call themselves an artist?
While I did complete a Fine Art degree, and feel lucky to have had the opportunity to do so, I know plenty of successful artists who have never been near an art school and taught themselves everything they know.
It is certainly not a requirement to being an artist, although it can help guide you into finding the right medium to explore, however, there are many great classes and tutors out there if you missed the opportunity and are doing this by yourself.
You only need to google 'famous artists who are self-taught' and you'll find a list of success stories about artists who walked this path alone.
Don't let the fact that you never went to art school hold you back. Identify the areas you could use some help with, then go and find that help. We are living in an age where you can learn almost anything online, and there are some brilliant art teachers out there who can help you refine your skills.
One of the best things about art school for me, was having the space and time to practice art everyday. This is what helped me grow as an artist more than anything else. You can create a space and a pocket of time in your life to practice your craft and get better.
Frida Kahlo never went to art school and she didn't do too badly at all.
You can do this! Art comes from your soul, so let this be your time to shine.
And if you want to learn more to create a business around your art, then I can certainly help with that.
If you are a beginner, then check out The Artist Roadmap.
If you are already working as an artist, then check out Create Membership.
I would love to help you succeed!