Pay and Remuneration
Like other art forms the average pay and remunerations figures are not that easily available. Painters who have made a name for themselves earn quite well, those who join publishing or media houses start with package of 1.2 -2 lakhs per year. One can enter education sector and earn well. People in textile industry get around 1.5 -2.5 lakhs as starting salary.
Career as a professional painter is fast emerging as a good option. Now a days paintings are bought and traded as assets and seen as investment option. This has proved to be very advantageous for the painters. One can easily get into commercial art and earn quite well. Many art houses have served as incubation centers for budding artists.
Some of the leading painters are John Wilkins, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, M.F. Husain, Francis Newton Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa and many more.