Ten years ago my wife and I bought a winter home in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.
She recalled sketches I had drawn over the years and thought I should try painting for a hobby.
As I painted pictures of my surroundings, including the people & pets of Mexico, I realized that I was having a lot of fun. Friends began to say that they would recognize a painting of mine anywhere.
People began to say my paintings had a folk art feel. I suppose it could also be called "brute art" or "outsider art" because I've had no formal art instruction to influence me, it's just what I do.