To dream of an artist represents an aspect of yourself that is creative, unique, or does things different. A reflection of you or someone that is has original ideas. An artist may also reflect eccentricity. Noticing yourself being able to do whatever you want.
An artist may be a sign that you crave recognition or attention. You may have ideas, opinions, or achievements that you want others to notice. An artist may also reflect symbolic or unspoken actions you want others to identify you with. Expressing your true beliefs or thoughts with dramatic actions or words.
Negatively, an artist in a dream may point to creative exhaustion.
Alternatively, an artist may reflect your interest in drawing, painting, or other art form.
Example: A young girl dreamed of an older woman teaching her to paint. In real life she was renewing her interest in painting. The older woman painter reflected her previous experience in art that was motivating her to restart painting and improve her skills.
Example 2: A man dreamed of a slow artist that he felt he had to be patient with. In real life he felt he ha to give a business partner more time to come up with some new ideas.