Henri Matisse earned a law degree. He only discovered his artistic ability while he was recovering form appendicitis. He then moved to Paris and studied art.
When you pick up a pencil, let the pencil guide you. You never know what the connection between your brain and your hand could produce. Art is subjective and will produce a feeling when viewed, whether its positive or negative.
MPISA loves chance
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.
MPISA loves being an artist
Henri Matisse is my favorite artist because he one of the founding fathers of fauvism, a movement that opposed naturalism and celebrated the beauty and psychological power of color. A true artist never gives up and in his old age and ailing health when he could no longer paint he began to cut paper demonstrating that he remained a visionary at this time in his life.
MPISA loves Matisse