My father is a collage artist quite well-known in some very specific circles; the household he grew up in was full of art, as my grandfather was a major appreciator of the arts (especially the surrealists). My grandfather wasn't too much of an artist in his own right in his younger years, but beginning in the '60s, he began to create elaborate & surreal cardboard sculptures in his free time, made out of anything he could get his hands on. Here's a photo:
Other members of my father's family are artists, or at least have close associations with the arts going back a few generations. On my mother's side, my grandmother is an artist. My profile picture here on WikiTree is a portrait she painted of me when I was around 5 years old. She worked for a while for the Match Corporation of America, & for the Hawk Model Company, where she illustrated bubblegum cards for a time. She's also studied rosemåling, a style of Norwegian decorative painting that I believe her grandmother also knew how to do. Her grandmother, my great-great-grandmother, was a housewife, but we have a number of drawings that she did, & though she never did it as anything more than a hobby, she certainly was talented.
Another ancestor on that side of the family, I only discovered recently, was a bit of a painter. A cousin recently uploaded to Ancestry a painting that she did of Shakespeare's burial place in 1860; I'm reaching out to ask more about the painting & to see if they might be willing to put it up here on WikiTree.
Oh! &, I forgot to mention when I wrote this earlier that one of my Norwegian ancestors amid a long line of farmers is listed in one of the folketellinger (censuses) as a painter, though I know nothing of what might have come of his work at this time.