1.a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
2.a person who practices one of the fine arts, especially a painter or sculptor.
3.a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing, painting, etc.: acommercial artist.
4.a person who works in one of the performing arts, as an actor, musician, or singer; a publicperformer: a mime artist; an artist of the dance.
5.a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.
You are indeed an artist. Too many ignorant kiddies on the internet these days.