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Featured Artist Andrew Pisula

01/19/2018 06:00:21 AM

It is so exhilarating to see someone react to something that I have made, so gratifying to have conversations about how and what I do, and so unexpected to have that be so fulfilling.

Featured Artist Wayne Moran

01/18/2018 06:00:13 AM

As it is true for authors that they generally do their best work when they write about topics that they know very well, the same is true for artists and photographers. My early inspiration from seashores and mountain scenes continues to be a ...

Art with a Cause

01/17/2018 06:00:48 AM

Championing a cause through their work allows these artists to make a statement, draw interest to the concerns they address, and inspire collecting by people who value and support that cause.

Featured Artist Samantha Kaplan

01/16/2018 06:00:04 AM

I hope that my work shows that we live in such a magnificent, fragile world that is worth treasuring and protecting.

Featured Artist Patrice A. Federspiel

01/15/2018 06:00:12 AM

Creating art is a dream come true. Creating art in Hawaii is total inspiration! Mystery and magic are key words for my art and for me.

Featured Artist MarianneB Van Der Haar

01/12/2018 06:00:16 AM

I am particularly known for my color flow, but every time I work with my tools of choice—whether they are brushes, plastic cards, scrapers, palate knives or simply my fingers—the result is always a new artistic surprise.

Destinations

01/11/2018 06:00:13 AM

Many artists find themselves inspired by the places they have visited. Enjoy the following scenes from around the world that caught the imagination and the passion to create. Click each name to visit that artist’s website.     Fiona Hind ...

Art, Positivity and Healing

01/10/2018 06:00:38 AM

Art transcends the boundaries and divisions between people, to a common ground of understanding where we can share something of beauty and self-discovery

Featured Artist Stephen T. Johnson

01/09/2018 06:00:58 AM

These compositions invite explorations of a complex topographical world where colors, textures and movement engage both eye and mind.

Featured Artist Gail Glikmann

01/08/2018 06:00:20 AM

In recent years, I have become fascinated with found objects, especially things that I have uncovered in junk yard. These include mosaics, metals and e-waste to name a few.

Featured Artist Shernya Vininsky

01/05/2018 06:00:07 AM

My goal is to leave the world a better place through the appreciation of art. I love the life I have claimed for myself and feel very lucky and grateful for this focus I have in the creative pursuit of art.

Featured Artist Michael Costello

01/04/2018 06:00:38 AM

My work with the model as muse gives us a window to the individual soul. I intend to inspire the viewer to observe the subject with a level of pathos; to confront the truth within themselves as to what they believe to be beautiful.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

01/03/2018 06:00:44 AM

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.

Featured Artist William Kendall

01/02/2018 06:00:18 AM

My process is a complicated layering of pigment, using impasto, scumbles and glazes. I try to experiment with the painting surface. I try to create space by using techniques that I have developed over time.

Featured Artist Cheri O’Brien

01/01/2018 06:00:28 AM

My work is narrative, colorful and appeals to people on multiple levels. While initially my work may seem charming, the viewer uncovers layers of meaning that continually reveal themselves with each successive viewing.

Featured Artist Lynn Goldstein

12/29/2017 06:00:28 AM

I am never interested in replicating exactly what I see in front of me. Rather, I want to express the way that being in nature makes me feel.

Featured Artist Mary Mirabal

12/28/2017 06:00:58 AM

Most of my work is inspired by the splendid beauty of northern New Mexico, especially the Santa Fe area. Painting is a spiritual pursuit for me. I paint the colors of my soul.

Boston Art Business Summit Announced

12/27/2017 06:00:01 AM

by Carolyn Edlund Join us in Boston this coming April for a two-day intensive Art Business Summit. This program is perfect for artists and makers who want to take their business to the next level.     Boston Arts Business Institute Summit ...

Featured Artist Shanlin Ye

12/26/2017 06:00:50 AM

I make use of washes to form an abundance of effects. I am fascinated by the fluidity and ungoverned nature of watercolor. I enjoy watching the water and the color dancing on paper.

Featured Artist Ruth Armitage

12/25/2017 06:00:44 AM

Painting for me has become a kind of salve for loss. My sense of the place amounts to more than the soil, the landscape, the house or the people. It is some magical concoction of all of them, wrapped in history, secrecy and love.

Featured Artist Anita Marci

12/22/2017 06:00:16 AM

I decided to make a change nearly twenty years later when I became a fine art instructor. I was grateful to be able to give back to other artists as I shared my talents and experiences.

Featured Artist Eddie Bruckner

12/21/2017 06:00:29 AM

My artwork is about having fun, bringing a smile to people’s faces and at the same time, providing a unique way of experiencing some of our most familiar objects, places, or people.

Artist Develops a Market in Public Murals

12/20/2017 06:00:49 AM

My advice to artists would be to pursue projects that still allow you the creative freedom as well meeting the expectations of the client.

Featured Artist Carla Grace

12/19/2017 06:00:45 AM

I don’t just want to create art that looks good in a home, but art that has a presence in a room, that embodies the subject in a way that allows you to experience the art work as an interactive meeting.

Featured Artist Ken Vrana

12/18/2017 06:00:16 AM

I never paint for a particular audience, I often creating paintings that seem to defy any established category. Instead, I paint what inspires me and hope that collectors will find my work worthy of their attention.

Featured Artist Ashley Cassens

12/15/2017 06:00:07 AM

In my own studio practice I need to make paintings that feel like writing a letter. As a millennial that is constantly connected, I long for spaces where I can disconnect and have a sensory experience.

Featured Artist Jayne Rolinson

12/14/2017 06:00:27 AM

I love to layer my paintings, activating the canvas with bold and intricate brush strokes and weaving poetic words, hopes and dreams into the painting. It’s like a rhythmic dance of the creative mind at play.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2017

12/13/2017 06:00:48 AM

Check out the most popular business articles published by Artsy Shark this year.

Featured Artist Roberta London

12/12/2017 06:00:38 AM

I always see a flower or tree that surprises me, either because of its breathtaking beauty or because it is something not usually seen.

Featured Artist Evgeniya Guneva

12/11/2017 06:00:03 AM

I find pleasure in touching glass, experimenting with it and waiting for the furnace to cool down to see the results. My works are meant for those who enjoy their homes being places of spiritual treasures.

Featured Artist Shelley Heffler

12/08/2017 06:00:21 AM

I am interested in the impact humans have on the land, the environment and the earth. Abstraction is the language I use to generate imagery and concepts of shifting boundaries of society and politics.

Featured Artist Steve Paulsen

12/07/2017 06:00:00 AM

Much of my work deals with optical illusions of space and relationships of color, as well as the reaction of patterns on the eye.

2018 Santa Fe Art Business Workshop Announced

12/06/2017 06:00:48 AM

Topics include Marketing, Gallery Relationships, Selling Art Online, Pricing for Profit, with sessions on Building your Power Collective, Artist to Artist Accountability, Power Collective in Practice, and more. Breakout sessions and personalized ...

Featured Artist Darcy J. Sears

12/05/2017 06:00:16 AM

The human form is my inspiration—my compositions celebrate our imperfections and I find beauty in physical shapes. I often introduce mythical touches by integrating classical Greek forms with my own personal style.

Featured Artist Jane Caminos

12/04/2017 06:10:58 AM

Now that I’m an artist activist with On Women Bound as my life’s work, I’ve come to believe that as artists it’s our responsibility to use our talent to change the world for the better.

Featured Artist Annette Mewes-Thoms

12/01/2017 06:00:49 AM

Experiencing the process of creation is like an adventure. I simply know that there is an infinite variety of possibilities. My natural curiosity drives me to explore this.

Featured Artist Katherine Weber

11/30/2017 06:00:06 AM

I can't wait to see what the colors decide to do, as I allow them to mix and mingle, usually a triad of poured colors. I have happily abandoned all control.

Hate Marketing Your Art? This Aromatherapy Toolkit Can Help

11/29/2017 06:00:15 AM

by guest blogger Dr. Thea Fiore-Bloom If you’re like me, you want to market your art just about as much as you want an IRS audit or an STD.     I used to do anything to avoid marketing. It felt sleazy and didn’t really seem to pull in ...

Featured Artist Clare Haxby

11/28/2017 06:00:30 AM

Using mixed media and printmaking, British artist Clare Haxby creates large scaled paintings and limited edition prints of the places and buildings she has visited in London and Singapore.

Featured Artist Pam Little

11/27/2017 06:00:19 AM

Inspired by living and traveling in Montana and the American West, Pam Little’s digital and traditional paintings capture the spirit and energy of the landscape and animals. Visit her website to see more of her work.     I think that I have ...

For the Love of Pets

11/24/2017 06:00:32 AM

These artists all find passion in capturing the warmth and personality of our precious pets. Whether it be a frolicking dog, a composed cat or a majestic horse, the hearts and souls of the animals in these images shine forth. Learn more about ...

Featured Artist Tarek Montasser

11/23/2017 06:00:59 AM

I begin all of my work with an impulsive, quick and aggressive outburst in acrylics with larger size brushes. After I’ve created this almost abstract substructure, I then explore, elaborate on and evolve my image through oil paint and oil ...

Tools and Community Build an Art Business

11/22/2017 06:00:21 AM

Artists are not treated like CEOs of their own businesses, and oftentimes, they don’t see themselves as such.

Featured Artist David Zlotky

11/21/2017 06:00:53 AM

As a painter, I was particularly interested in illustration and making paintings that related to hidden stories. As a photographer, I still love the hidden story.

Featured Artist Angela Tommaso Hellman

11/20/2017 06:00:15 AM

Though I paint many different subjects, I enjoy painting flowers because they not only are beautiful to begin with, but they also remind me of relationships between people.

Featured Artist Hildy Maze

11/17/2017 06:00:52 AM

My path of making visual images became the inner structure of mind and how its patterns of confusion obscure our recognition of this vast space of ceaseless energy.

Featured Artist Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone

11/16/2017 06:00:10 AM

The play of light on water or the sweep of the sun across a meadow stirs me to depths that I find difficult to express in words. I strive to put these feelings onto canvas.

Advice for Artists from an Art Festival Juror

11/15/2017 06:00:16 AM

by Carolyn Edlund Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.     I recently acted as a juror for a well-known, established “top 20” art festival, with hundreds of applicants ...

Featured Artist Joseph Bellofatto

11/14/2017 06:00:31 AM

Personally, I find myself drawn to images with a narrative that expresses a variety of human values. When I was young, I found myself captivated by the stories told in comic books, pulp novels and mythology.

Featured Artist Victor-John Villanueva

11/13/2017 06:00:45 AM

My art is a synthesis of my interests, fascinations, and obsessions. Among these are art, music, pop culture, fashion, sex, toys, and the digital realm. To communicate my preoccupation with these cultural phenomena, I’ve chosen to use fusible ...

Featured Artist Dianne Jean Erickson

11/10/2017 06:00:08 AM

The portrait series “Women With Attitude” happened spontaneously one day as I was playing around with shapes and color.

Featured Artist Frank Mayer

11/09/2017 06:00:14 AM

My inspiration comes from looking at pictures of the old factories, the old bridges, the old sewing machines or the old 1890's trains. The complexity and arrangement of systems are a curiosity and a fascination to me and my art pays reverence ...

Call for Featured Artists

11/08/2017 06:00:13 AM

Artsy Shark needs 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Interested artists may submit an application now. Deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018.     Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy ...

Featured Artist Carl Gethmann

11/07/2017 06:00:14 AM

My main objective as a painter is to create a beautiful piece of art and invoke a mood or sense of place. I am most happy when I hear a person say, upon first seeing one of my pieces, “That’s beautiful!”

Featured Artist Joan Metcalf

11/06/2017 06:00:10 AM

This technique is definitely labor intensive, with the successive layers of oil paint, adhesive, bits of metal leaf applied one at a time and then the sealer coatings, but it has increased my creativity and caused each day to be exciting and ...

Featured Artist Silas Onaja

11/03/2017 06:00:26 AM

My use of water is a metaphor for what I see as the refreshing fluidity of life that is embodied in the effervescent faces of the children that live in my neighborhood.

Featured Artist Rhonda Counts

11/02/2017 06:00:41 AM

The textures and colors of nature inspire me. I want to capture nature’s details on my canvas. As I quote with regards to my work, “I create a textured canvas, and then I paint."

Is Your Art Business Losing Money?

11/01/2017 06:00:05 AM

If you are simply guessing at prices without having a real idea of what you need to earn to make a profit, and what the market will bear for your work, this could be a main reason why your business isn't making money.

The Abstract World

10/31/2017 06:00:26 AM

Abstract art is an expression of shape, color, line and form whose imagery often departs from visual reality. These artists approach their art in unique and varied ways, creating a language of their own to describe their take on altered reality. ...

Featured Artist F. M. Kearney

10/30/2017 06:00:26 AM

Flowers have become a favorite subject of mine. Their varied shapes and colors offer an unlimited number of amazing photo ops—a cornucopia of creative possibilities.

Featured Artist Jayne Reid Jackson

10/27/2017 06:00:47 AM

Printmaking has made me a better draftsperson as everything is mirror image and reversed. I need to be sure of my image, backwards, forwards and in subject and composition, before I transfer it to the plate and begin the actual work of mezzotint ...

Featured Artist Colleen Nash Becht

10/26/2017 06:00:12 AM

As an artist working in transparent watercolor and living in the tropics, there is an abundance of organic sunlight which captures my imagination and stimulates my creativity.

5 Mistakes that Get Press Rejections Every Time

10/25/2017 06:00:09 AM

Are you an artist who wants to get coverage in a magazine, blog or other outlet? Ask yourself if you are making any of the following mistakes when reaching out to the press.

Featured Artist Aaron Laux

10/24/2017 06:00:22 AM

I am a proponent of Biophilic design theory that speaks about an intrinsic human love for nature and our deep desire to connect with it. All of my work references this human love for nature and how this theme can be integrated into the places ...

Featured Artist Suzanne Barton

10/23/2017 06:00:58 AM

I witnessed the perfect communion between a dancer's heart and the "inspirational wisdom of water." Water takes the form in which it is held and moves in the path of least resistance.

Featured Artist Toby Davis

10/20/2017 06:00:57 AM

Each city I discover seems to have its own “flavor” and I enjoy trying to put those aspects into my work. I hope that my paintings are able to connect viewers with a special place in their lives.

Featured Artist Linda Laino

10/19/2017 06:00:39 AM

To be “in” that magical space of experience and to come out of it with something to give to the world is both the artist’s gift and reward.

Becoming an Artist After 60

10/18/2017 06:00:49 AM

At the age of 60+, these entrepreneurs are pursuing their dreams. How did they do it, and what advice do they have for others?

Featured Artist Bob Palmerton

10/17/2017 06:00:50 AM

As an artist, I feel obligated to capture the unique character of a landscape at a given moment in time, and to enhance its key features and the message it conveys with a painting that will always remain the same to be enjoyed by future gen ...

Featured Artist Arlene Steinberg

10/16/2017 06:00:06 AM

When I think about my artwork, I usually consider everyday items. Still life has the magical ability to conjure up many emotions and memories.

Featured Artist Scott Troxel

10/13/2017 06:00:09 AM

In terms of style and subject matter for both mediums, I am mostly an abstract, non-objective artist. I do tend to blur the line between minimalism, color field painting, the hard-edge school and constructivism.

Featured Artist Tim Phelps

10/12/2017 06:00:42 AM

The essence and act of mandala creation has pulled me in and delivered just as advertised. Mandalas are engaging, thought provoking, meditative and joyful tools.

Augmented Reality Turns a Painting Into an Experience

10/11/2017 06:00:25 AM

Launching their collaborative work in Greenwich, England in 2016, Raven and Marot produced an augmented reality art exhibition titled “The Danger Tree” that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Interpreting the Human Figure

10/10/2017 06:00:57 AM

I have a raw style that captures expression with the simplest techniques/materials while exemplifying a volume of richness to every piece.

Featured Artist Blake Conroy

10/09/2017 06:00:58 AM

The core of my work is made up of large pieces that address my concerns about the environment. I want to express this concern in an elegant way to reach as large an audience as possible.

Featured Artist Julia Gabrielov

10/06/2017 06:00:38 AM

Many of my works revolves around the spirit that is within everything, be it a tree, an animal, or the ocean. I personify that spirit in a visually stunning way, often with a beautiful girl.

Featured Artist Simon Williams

10/05/2017 06:00:38 AM

I want people to experience a new way of seeing, and I attempt to shift your visual hierarchy by enhancing textures and objects normally discarded or overlooked.

Is Social Media Becoming Less Effective? Here’s Your Solution

10/04/2017 06:00:19 AM

Algorithms used by Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) are diminishing the number of people who will see your posts, unless you pay to boost them, or to advertise.

Featured Artist Kirsteen Titchener

10/03/2017 06:00:55 AM

I am drawn to creating images that are usually impossible to capture in our everyday world, and yet remain somehow believable.

Featured Artist Linda Stelling

10/02/2017 06:00:33 AM

I am fueled by my interest in color and the dream studies I have been exposed to for so long.

Featured Artist Mark Goodhew

09/29/2017 06:00:01 AM

Digital photography has opened new ways to shoot photographs and manipulate and enhance the imagery. I enjoy exploring the technology and the new ways it allows me to present the images I shoot.

Featured Artist Laura Lein-Svencner

09/28/2017 06:00:20 AM

The paper making sessions are important as they allow me to freely express what is going in my environment and what is presently going on inside of me emotionally. It totally amazes me that within a few days how much of a difference the paper ...

Artist vs. Scammer

09/27/2017 06:00:44 AM

Basically, if an art sale seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Featured Artist SuZahn King

09/26/2017 06:00:41 AM

To me, painting is an everyday process, like breathing. It is my breath, my life, my passion. It is my form of yoga and meditation. It is my fascination with every thing around me that is constantly changing. It is me, saying with my art, “Look, ...

Featured Artist Ron Colbroth

09/25/2017 06:00:17 AM

These days with new innovations in technology seeming to appear daily, I find that photography is more of a joy that it ever was. My creativity seems to be in constant flux as I explore new avenues to improve my images and how I view the world ...

Featured Artist Alisha K. Ard

09/22/2017 06:00:41 AM

When I plan a painting, I tend to use dramatic lighting to emphasize the details I find give the most character to each pair (of shoes)–the shininess, the worn creases, the scuffed toes, the varying textures.

Featured Artist Linda Chapman

09/21/2017 06:00:55 AM

I work in porcelain because I love the contrast of pure color on the pristine, translucent white of the porcelain. Porcelain is quite demanding to work with, but mastery of this medium results in striking artwork.

The 4 Words That Kill Art Sales

09/20/2017 06:00:38 AM

by guest blogger Mckenna Hallett Building Trust at Art Shows Requires New Skills and New Words in Today’s Distracting Environments     In my transformative publication, The E’s of Selling Art System – A Guidebook and Flashcards for ...

Featured Artist Chris Gray

09/19/2017 06:00:42 AM

The process of creating art is relaxing to me. I am creating something new and that is the favorite part of my work. I can create anything if I have the knowledge to do it. I define art as creativity plus knowledge.

Featured Artist Donna Lee Nyzio

09/18/2017 06:00:00 AM

Whether or not you're familiar with maritime themes, you can enjoy the air of tranquility, subtle story and color that my paintings embody.

Featured Artist Sarah Mandell

09/15/2017 06:00:20 AM

The art of needle felting is something I discovered about ten years ago and have learned to love by practicing every day.

Featured Artist Cecelia Feld

09/14/2017 06:00:29 AM

My work, in printmaking, painting and collage is about exploring relationships. There are references in my work to the textures, colors, lines and shapes of my encounters in the real world.

3 Myths You Have Been Told About Branding As An Artist

09/13/2017 06:00:03 AM

Branding is your relatable essence and experience to connect with your customers.

Featured Artist Edrian Thomidis

09/12/2017 06:00:50 AM

My work is motivated by our interaction with our world, nature, and those around it. Life experiences and moments inspire the characters and the symbols that have meaning behind my figurative sculptures.

Featured Artist Leslie Tucker

09/11/2017 06:00:48 AM

Today, my visual arts practice examines the darker side of humanity and has evolved from exploring what we buy, to what we buy into.

Featured Artist Maryanne Hawes

09/08/2017 06:00:39 AM

I very much believe in the intuitive viewing as well as making of art. I want my art to help people connect with their senses, their thoughts; to offer an opportunity for a mindful or contemplative moment in the day. I believe that a viewer’s ...

Featured Artist Holly Helgeson

09/07/2017 06:50:59 AM

Most of my color palettes are inspired by the beauty bursting in nature. Another wonderful influence on my work comes from Mid-century modern design. I love the simple geometric patterns, clean lines, and bold color palettes.

Is Your Art Portfolio Updated and Ready to Sell?

09/06/2017 06:00:00 AM

Gallery managers and wholesale buyers are always looking for fresh product to present to their own regular customers, who eagerly look forward to seeing new merchandise.

Featured Artist Elizabeth Lind

09/05/2017 06:00:29 AM

Using the same worn mallet for close to 20 years, I employ simple chisels to investigate the forms inherent in my latest stone boulder.

Through the Camera Lens

09/04/2017 06:00:44 AM

Through the lenses of their cameras, these artists create unique and fascinating visuals. From vibrant colors, 3-D imagery and abstracts to macro photography, each one tells a story. Click on the artist’s name to visit their website.     ...