Diane Mannion, Orchid in Cruet, #21, 3.5x2.5"oil on linen/mounted
Some artists think they need a recognized style, something I've worried about for years. Painting landscapes, figures, still life... does an artist need to stick to one in order to develop a style? And afterall, what is "style?"
I think style is pushing your skill level as high as possible, a process that takes a lifetime... and is never really achieved. Some artists fall into a "style" of painting that sells and get stuck there. Once an artist stops growing... they're finished.