Style can be defined many ways, but I think to me it denotes the notion of a personal or distinctive collection of choices that make you… you, and determine how you present yourself to the world.
The fashion your choose. Manners you convey. Your attitude to others. The words you say and write. The music you listen to. The food you eat. The drink you choose from a menu. All these things add up to you.
For an artist, I think style is similarly granular. The medium in which you do your work. The subject you depict. The colours you pick. The shape and size and texture you employ. The message you convey.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal style as an artist this week, not because I think I have a well-formed style but rather because I think I can sense it starting to form. That’s a good thing.