The Pressure of Finding A Style That's You

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

I’ve been working on such a diverse collection of art at the moment, from abstract digital artwork to acrylic, expressionistic work. I've even gone down the watercolours route! It’s astonishing to look back and to see the journey that I’ve been on. I've been working at this consistently for the last 8 months. When you give your artwork more attention, you begin to realise you have to venture out and figure out what your style is. Having more time to work on your art can be more pressure in that sense. It's textbook for all artists out there. That's the expectation that has been taught for centuries. Unfortunately for me, I’m not there yet and I know that I’ve got a long way to go before I realise what my own style is. I love painting Landscapes, flowers, abstract artworks.

There is so much pressure these days for young artists to know what they are good at. For some it may come naturally, but for others like me, we must keep experimenting and exploring avenues we never thought we would. It's okay! And finally I've accepted that this is a long journey and only great experience can come out of it.

But hey! The process is much more fun and important for any artist, I encourage you to keep exploring, having fun and enjoying the (what seems to be) long process. There are so many options out there for us, different materials, so many different mediums. So what if you decide sculpture isn't good for you anymore, and that you want to take up illustration. As an artist you never stop learning, and if you don’t know what your own personal style is, don’t worry. Keep doing what you love and let the style come to you. It will. It has to. . . .

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