I have a lot of, shall we just say, “mature” clients. They might be hobbyists-turned-pro or, more likely, professionals who were told at an earlier age that they could never make a living as an artist.
As we all know, you can take the student out of art school and stick her in accounting, but you can never take the art out of her. Almost everyone returns to art–what they were born to do!
Fear not! It’s never too late. At least it doesn’t appear that way.
An article by Daniel Pink in the current issue of Wired magazine says that genius occurs at very different times for artists. According to University of Chicago professor of economics David Galenson, some (Warhol, Picasso) make their biggest breakthroughs at an early age, while others (Cezanne, Pollock) are older.
Galenson also delves into writers and poets. Take a look for yourself.