Fiction, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Poetry, etc. are all acts of creation and artistry. We as writers are indeed artists and I believe it is important for us to think as artists and believe that we are artists. I say this recognizing there are distinct differences between what most people think of when they here the word artist and what a writer is, but I believe the differences are in the medium as opposed to anything else.
A sculptor has his unique issues as does a painter, a writer, etc.
So, below I've posted a few short videos of visual artists working and discussing their work and the act and artistry of creativity. How they approach their work has relevance for ours.