I'm unable to speak of art in anything but the loftiest terms. My idealism for the nature of an artist and the process of creating art is unlimited. I feel as though it is of the highest of callings, most likely because I felt I am pulled in that direction. Today though, for this short post, I want to try to define an artist in simple terms. In a brief statement. I think I've finally got it.
An artist is a person who answers the question "What am I doing that no one else can do?"
No one else could write your book or paint your landscape or open your business quite like you. If you don't have an answer to that question, well, why not?