An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art.
someone who creates things with great skill and imagination
George Bernard Shaw 'insists that there are passions far more exciting than the physical ones..."intellectual passion, mathematical passion, passion for discovery and exploration: the mightiest of all passions"'
an extreme interest in or wish for doing something, such as a hobby, activity, etc