I am constantly surprised and pleased when I see how many artists are self taught. Now I am not against Art Schools and they work for a lot of people, but how many of you have read an article in an art magazine about an artist who tried Art School and left it un-satisfied because they were not teaching their style of painting or were trying to force the student to follow their ideas. It seems to me that contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have been to art school to be successful - or do you? Perhaps there are more opportunities if you have been and have a degree or diploma. What do you think?