I am a software engineer with a long career spanning nearly forty years. Having always considered myself to be just an engineer with little understanding of art, my self image recently changed dramatically.
At age 55, nearing the apex of my career as a programmer, my artistic saudade collided with an iPad and an Apple Pencil. With no aspirations, I started playing with a drawing app. I couldn't put it down. Five months later, I was invited to have an art show at a local gallery.
Suddenly, the intellectual processes that I use in programming have an outlet using media that is actually visible. I may been artistic or, even poetic, in my work with programming languages, but it is only seen by a few other programmers in passing and, clearly, the computers just don't care.
I don't know where this creative ability came from, but I acquired my skill for hyper-focus from forty years of programming.
I sell signed and numbered high resolution prints of my mazes.