It's all about me!
I took up painting in October 2014 at the age of 44 as a way to relax. I had always liked drawing but wasn't particularly good at it and I hadn't tried painting since some very unsuccessful art classes at school. I have always admired art, in particular paintings and my appreciation has grown now I have had a go myself. It teaches you to really look at things and to notice detail. Modern life is so very fast, so, in my opinion anything that slows you down and gets you to really use your sense has to be a good thing.
I would encourage anyone to give it a go.
I have no preferred style to either look at or to paint myself. I have so much to learn that I continually look for subject matter and styles to help me learn.