Artistic heroes often go unheralded. Men and women who excel in various artistic forms are
not always acknowledged for their achievements to the degree they should be. Over time, however, their unique and talented skills in
various artistic fields do earn them recognition. Unfortuately some artists, writers, and other artistic performers are left to gather
meaningful laurels only after their death.
Being an artist requires a lot of personal discipline. Non-artists like to imagine composers, painters, writers, choreographers and playwrights agonizing
over the creative process, tossing out canvases that don't work and throwing away numerous sheets of poetry that didn't please them. But more often than not, the artist takes any
work seriously and constantly improves on the painting, story or poem until it reaches his personal satisfaction.
The painter, writer, or actor must somehow make his work touch upon the imagination of the viewer. The end product must convey what the
originator designed it to do. Usually these artistic individuals depend on making emotionally connections as a measure of his or her work.