What does a dream about artist symbolize?

Artist Dream Meaning: From 24 Different Sources


A painter or other artist may represent the (unfulfilled) creative and / or intuitive side of your nature.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


The aspect of oneself which is in contact with the irrational, creative side of the unconscious, the desire or abil­ity to be creative.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Skill, beauty, Song. 7:1

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


An artist in your dream represents an aspect of your own personality that is creative and expressive. What the artist is doing will relate to the ways in which your unconscious wants you to express yourself in your waking life.

If the dream features behavior that is excessive or dangerous, you may be engaging in patterns in your waking life that are not serving you by being too impulsive. Consider the media that the artist works in as well.

A sculptor is more grounded and earthy, whereas a painter is more connected to passion.

A performance artist is more aligned with acting out behaviors.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


A symbol of creativity, of the ability to create your own world the way you want it.

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 | Astro Center


We tend to personalize our ideas of the creator, or the guiding principle, and this often manifests as the artist in dreams. In the sense that an artist or creative person interprets a divine picture or idea as best he / she can, in dreams an artist represents the interpretive side of ourselves.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: We need to make use of our desire or ability to be creative in our own right – often not necessarily by painting pictures. We may also be linking with that part of ourselves that records events for posterity, literally leaving our mark on life.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: The artist in a dream makes us recognize the artist or creative ability in us. We are aware of the aspect of ourselves that is in contact with, and can interpret, the irrational, creative side of the unconscious. Consult the entries for broom / brush, paint / painting and picture or other creative tools as appropriate.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


To dream that you are an artist painting a picture represents your ability to be insightful and imaginative.

The picture that you are painting may reflect your feelings and attitudes regarding a certain issue or matter.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth


Artists are natural symbols of creativity.

Dreaming of an artist at work may indicate a repressed desire, and possibly a potential talent, to express oneself in a creative arena.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Depth Psychology: This dream may indicate that you actually have artistic talents. It may also express “eccentricity” and a desire for more self-expression and fulfillment

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


(Architect; Painter) Seeing him in a dream means consenting to reason. He also could represent an opinionated person, an expert, a friend, a real estate broker, a scientist, a commander, or an architect.

(Also see Architect; Painter)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


A well-known symbol for a life lived freely and creatively.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To dream of being an artist represents having a creative nature. It can also mean a strong emotion that needs to be expressed.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


To drean. that you are acting as model for your portrait is a warning of treachery on the part of some acquaintance. If, however, you dream that you are painting the portrait of someone, then your plans should be revised carefully, for you will risk failure by striving to take an unfair advantage.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Hints at untapped potential as an artist, cameraman, etc.

2. Artistic achievement.

3. Picturing oneself living in a garret could mean that one is being too vain, considering self above others.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


1- The artist in a dream makes us rccognisc the artist in us. We arc aware of the aspect of ourselves which is in contact with the irrational, creative side of the unconscious.

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 | Pamela Ball


An artist creates beauty, happiness, healing and harmony. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Everyone, without exception, needs to be loved and recognized by others. This dream can represent your most creative and intuitive side. Maybe you need to express yourself from a creative perspective. For those who dream of being artists, this ambition is even more apparent. It may also tell you how to sublimate passions that you are not able to manifest.

If you are painting a picture, it may represent the description of your own situation at the time. So, soon you will see things more clearly.

Probably, you need to brush up your plans in order to gain recognition.

If in the dream you talk about art, you might be promoted at work.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


Dreaming of seeing an artist at work is a warning to keep on with your present situation.

To dream of posing in the nude for an artist is a sign that your frankness will win a high position for you.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


You are wasting your time on some unworthy pleasures if you saw an artist painting or drawing in your dream; if you were doing the artwork, you will have to revise your plans in order to achieve the recognition you want.

See also Oil Painting, Pictures, Sculpture, Museum, etc.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett



In dreams, the artist archetype suggests the need for self-expression. The shadow artist indicates an eccentric nature and the madness that often accompanies genius. In evaluating your relationship to this archetype, recognize that the need to inspire others in some way—for example through teaching, writing, listening and encouraging—is as much an expression of the artist archetype as actually holding a brush in your hand. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


To dream that you are an artist painting a picture is a reference to the creative and intuitive side of your character. The dream alerts you to talents that you may not know you have. It urges you to recognize the artist within, that aspect of yourself that is in contact with the irrational, creative side of your unconscious.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


lucky numbers: 15-16-22-40-44-52

being an: your eccentricity wil receive many honors.

easel, having an: a realization of self-expression in your hobbies.

others: your potential needs development.

working at an: your mind is concentrating on lofty meditation.

of an: fulfil ment of irrational parts of self.

paint your portrait, having an: treachery if you al ow others to express your creativity.

painting another’s portrait: while attention is drawn away from you, act.

palette of all colors: wil be invited to an underground party of people from al the arts.

student, having a private: wil receive much consolation in love of your creation.

with frequent visitors: what appears to be true is not.

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6 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Con Artist

(Deceiver; Shark) If a con artist sees himself as a king or as a leader in a dream, it means that he will be captured and imprisoned.... con artist dream meaning

Graphic Artist

(See Architect; Artist; Carpet weaver; Painter; Weaver)... graphic artist dream meaning

Painter / Artist

Creativity and a sense of beauty.

Folklore: Luck.... painter / artist dream meaning

Art / Artist

Dreams of art are a message for you to express your unique, creative style of expression. Perhaps the art you dream is the inspiration for a piece of art you are being guided to create in your waking life.... art / artist dream meaning

Artists And Entertainers

This diverse group of stars has won fans and spawned imitators around the world.

If they appear in your dreams they can enlighten and inspire us to follow our dreams.... artists and entertainers dream meaning

Actor / Artist

An actor or actress is a representation of your desire for happiness.

If you favor a certain celebrity and you find yourself dreaming of them, it may refer to a physical or character trait that you wish to possess.

If you are an actor or actress, it may refer to the hard work that you have been putting into your job. Pay attention to the role you are playing; it may be a sign. Dreams of artists, photographers and cameramen may be suggesting that there is an artist or photographer within you that is crying out for expression. Take note of what you were drawing, painting, photographing or filming, as it could have special significance. A dream conductor or musician suggests an urge to control your creativity or to shape the destiny of others. Music is also often associated with spirituality, so a conductor may suggest spiritual aspirations. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... actor / artist dream meaning