Please don't be intimidated; I am a professional artist, that is why I could not start this thread! I have been designing and painting professionally for 51 years! I consider myself to be a 'jobbing artist'; that means I work to commission, rather than standing in a studio waiting for inspiration and then getting the Marlborough Gallery to show my work (like for example David Hockney). As my work is murals, it has to be fairly realistic, even hyper-realistic, especially if it is 'trompe l'oeil' (trick of the eye). I also do paint effects (marble, wood grain etc) hence the wood grain effect behind the vase in one of the paintings. I REALLY love seeing other people's work, especially if they are self-taught. It has a freshness that has not been influenced by Art School.
Tina Turner, get yourself into a choir girl! It is never too late. At 65 I am the youngest member of my choir