Andrés Gómez Verified User ", painter for as long as I can remember. As a child, my passion for art led to receiving canvases, paints, and easels as gifts. Over the years, my self-taught education has been anchored in visits to my favorite paintings and masters, including Rembrandt, Velázquez, Hopper, Russian schools of realism, Sorolla, and other classical painting masters. I sought mastery of light and colors on surfaces, employing their oil brushstrokes as inspiration. Despite the influence of 20th-century art movements not resonating with me, it continues to be evident in my work, regardless of the technique I employ. I handle light in various forms, maintaining a distinctive approach. Yes, I am self-taught, and that aspect remains a prominent feature of my artistic journe"