(See Architect; Artist; Carpet weaver; Painter; Weaver)
2- We need to make use of our desire or ability to be creative. We may also be linking with that part of ourselves which records events for posterity.
3- The Creator, the Guiding Principle often manifests as the artist in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a famous artist, you need to ask yourself what this particular artist means to you, and how you feel about his or her work.
If you’re a fan, then you’re on the right track, either with regard to a specific matter you’re concerned about or your life in general.
If the artist is an unknown male figure, then your intellect is trying to convey a message about something you’re working on. Consider the picture: Is it just begun, half finished, nearly complete? Is it a good painting, or is it a mess?
If the artist is an unknown female figure, then the picture concerns matters of the emotions. Again, look at the picture itself, as well as the other symbols in the dream, to judge what the picture is trying to tell you.
The same goes if YOU are the artist.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center