Mithila art is a traditional form. One acquires it from ancestors. Mothers pass on the tradition to daughters so that they can paint if they need to.
This article traces the historical journey of Mithila painting, that of the painting of walls, floor-spaces on the medium of paper in North Bihar.
The ancient tradition of elaborate wall paintings or Bhitti-Chitra in Bihar played a major role in the emergence of this new art form.