Everyone has a period of their youth they enjoy looking back on.
For me it was 1996 -1999. At the time it felt like it would never end, three years of consistent painting and creative achievement before somehow falling into a normal day job. During this time I was generally broke, living from one art commission to the next, with hindsight I can see I also had focus and drive. It’s something that’s easy to lose when you get comfortable.
Oh, I also got to have fun painting out and about…nothing hardcore, just taking advantage of some under utilised spaces.