I've seen "artists" with the highest technical ability produce "art" that is boring and stagnant. And I've been moved by some artwork that was made by children with almost no technical ability at all.
Essentially I believe that any person with a vision will naturally stumble upon any theory necessary for their vision in a feel kind of way, rather than something conscious, depending on the strength of the will of the creator.
Having a big screen TV that can produce a crystal clear picture but with no stations makes it as useful as a rock.
I've always prized ingenuity and creativity over technical ability. That's all schooling is today for the most part; theory. Knowing how
to do something and how to execute it but not what to do.
Wait, doesn't that sound like something?