I did not discover the artistic side of me until I was in my thirties, when I decided to go to an art class to see if I could draw. I started drawing like everyone else in the class then came time to paint, I was very fortunate to have a teacher who recognised that my art was in the Naive style. He had always wanted to paint in a naive style but it can’t really be taught. He said, sit in the corner (not literally!) and don’t listen to anything I tell the class, as he didn’t want to change the way I painted. Luckily I had the encouragement and help from a teacher that wasn’t going to try and change me.