Whenever we do a patron saint matching, the flood gates open! Prepare for a couple more days of the big saint parade.
Well, son-of-a-gun, who knew?! No wonder the one time (never tried again) I asked St. Cecilia to intervene, nothing happened... Very cool story about St. Hildegard! Yep, she's gotta be a saint.
I think St. Luke is a wonderful patron saint for writers. That's a no-brainer.
But for artists, I'm going with Fra Angelico, an actual artist. And a very prolific one. Calling Sister Wendy!
Fra Angelico began painting in the Gothic era of painting, but was still at it at the dawn of the Renaissance. He was a Dominican friar, and although he was offered promotions, remained a humble friar his entire life.
As an artist, though, he was anything but a shrinking violet. He was actually famous during his own lifetime and painted for the impossibly wealthy, for chapels and shrines and churches. He started out as a manuscript illustrator and ended up painting for the Vatican.