Since I was a kid I used to draw and paint. My grandfather on my father side is also a painter. I never took a class and pressure of getting a job in the corporate world, I did several times I got in trouble at work for not working and just drawing and paint with their supplies. After working in AT&T for 16 years and not been happy with my self and not giving my best at work and AT&T was not happy with my performance. I decided to work for myself and follow my dream to be and artist. After a year of self-taught and many long and existing hours perfecting my craft, I finally made it and got signed by a gallery exclusively.
Now I can spend more time with my daughter, family and show everyone to follow your dream specially my daughter.
All this at age 40. Is never too late to start.