Are you interested in painting as a form of studio art, or painting as a trade? If you are interested in painting or studio art, the level of challenge often corresponds to the level of training and practice you are willing to take on. If you want to make a career as a painter of canvases or of walls, practice and experience are the biggest keys to your success! For painting as a trade, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get training and experience while also getting paid to work.
For painting as a form of visual art, many people pursue a postsecondary education at an art school, which can be challenging but also very rewarding! Some simply learn by taking informal classes and focusing on honing their skills independently or with a mentor. Many artists do not rely on their creative work for their only source of income, so it's always possible to have another career you enjoy while also developing skills as a studio artist. And, hey! If you're interested in the role painting plays in the trades AND in visual art, you can always do both!
And go find a professional painter and ask to watch in order to learn, or help and maybe you will get hired! Good luck 👍
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