• a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.
synonyms: designer, creator, originator, producer; old master "a mural artist"
• a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.
• a person skilled at a particular task or occupation."a surgeon who is an artist with the scalpel"
synonyms: expert, master, maestro, past master, virtuoso, genius; informal pro, ace