I would always cringe when someone would refer to me as an artist. I would respond, 'I am not an artist, an artist is someone that is dead and their work hangs in a museum.' It has taken me years to realize that I can do things that some people cannot.
With this in mind, What is an artist?
a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
a person who paints pictures or is a sculptor or is skilled at one of the other arts
a singer, dancer, actor etc
a person whose work shows exceptional creative ability or skill
a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value