(Artist; Illustrator) In a dream, a painter represents knowledge, architecture, wisdom, writing poems, writing love songs or telling lies.

A painter in a dream also represents someone who conceals his acts, or hides his true face. He also could represent alcoholism, falling in love, marriage, or having children.

Some of the painter’s works are beneficial while others are harmful.

All depending on the quality of his work, its objectives, balance, resemblance to the object painted and authenticity.

The characteristics of such a person in the dream may be that of a hypocrite in wakefulness, or an ostentatious person, a toadying person, a hypocrite, a panegyrist, or a lauding person, though he mostly looks as a good, sincere and a hard working person.

The value of his paintings varies depending on the subject treated.

A painter in a dream also represents a person who loves flattery, self-adulation, an eloquently speaking person, a liar, one who fails his promises, or he could represent strength and authority.

(Also see Architect; Artist; Paintings; Weaver)