Check out the skill level required to make a living as an artist in england:
What is art? I don't know. Is that guy's autistic doodling art? It is. Of course it is. He is making the drawings and paintings and (apparently)people are buying them and hanging them on walls. Yes, he never bothered to learn how to draw, yes his drawings have very little detail and seem to require almost no time or effort, but enough people like them that he is able to sell prints and paintings. Does commercial success equal art? I don't know.
My goal is to become good at the kind of art I like. I want to be able to cartoon like Jamie Hewlett and paint like Shelly Wan.
I may never get there but I will keep trying.