Naive artists tell a story through their paintings. That is what sets naive artists apart from others. The story behind their paintings, as well as the settings, the people in them and the vivid colors are all part of their art. Naive art is appreciated for its purity, straightforwardness and its opposition to the traditional art system.
Self taught, with little or no formal art school education, most naive artists start to seriously paint in their late 40’s, early 50’s. The naïve artist creates with the same passion as the trained artist but without the latter’s formal knowledge of methods. Naïve art is characterized by simplicity and a lack of the elements that are found in the art of formally trained artists.