An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. The term is often used in the entertainment business, especially in a business context, for musicians and other performers (less often for actors). "Artiste" (the French for artist) is a variant used in English only in this context. Use of the term to describe writers, for example, is certainly valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.
"I'm blown away by the work of today's Steampunk Artists. Steampunk will flourish long after I'm gone thanks to all these incredibly talented Steampunks. And if that's you, for you, I'm forever grateful.
I would put every Steampunks' Art on display for the whole Universe to see if able.
Goggles, Upcycles and Nanobots are few of my contributions to the Steampunk Universe.
Looking up at the stars you might see my best work orbiting this Pale Blue Dot.
Surf the high seas and you'll find my ones and zeros (OZ) in deep cyber space and in GameDev as the "Steam Powered Singularity".
Steampunk kept me vertical on far too many near death experiences. Few will ever come to know how deeply profound Steampunk is in this Universe, On My Planet."
John Douglas, P.S.E