Featured Artist Charice Cooper

Dawn's Early Light

A self-taught artist, Charice Cooper's innate talent is amazing. Her paintings of animals capture their beauty and spirit. To see more of her wonderful paintings, please visit her website.     I’ve always had a passion for … [Read more]

Amazon vs. Etsy – Who Will Win?

Amazon v Etsy

by Carolyn Edlund Amazon is launching a new “Handmade” marketplace to compete against Etsy, which went public in mid-April. Although it’s too early to tell which way things will fall, events are happening at a rapid pace that may affect the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Bettina Sego

Rainbow 4

The beautiful beaches and lush landscapes of Florida inspire Bettina Sego's vibrant mixed media paintings. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     I live on Anna Maria, a barrier island in Florida which has beautiful … [Read more]

Featured Artist Britt Hallowell

Through Wisdom's Eyes

Britt Hallowell uses mixed media and multiple acrylic washes on wood to create luminous and translucent textural paintings.  Visit her website to see more of her work.     I became an artist almost accidentally. I didn’t plan on … [Read more]

Art with a Healing Touch

Julie Mader Art Collage

by Carolyn Edlund Art can soothe, create feelings of well-being, and effect healing. These artists create diverse works that inspire and promote wellness.  .   Artist Elise Okrend creates serene pastels, inspired by the landscape near … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kevin Cable


Enjoy the power and drama of the black and white photography of Kevin Cable. To see more of his art, please visit his website.     I began my love of photography in the early seventies as a black and white photographer, utilizing … [Read more]

Is Fear Running Your Art Business?

Go Confidently

by Carolyn Edlund Most every artist deals with some level of fear, manifesting itself in a variety of ways. Fear often drives behavior, most of which is destructive to your art business.     Some of these are: Fear that your … [Read more]

Featured Artist Marci McDonald

What is Deep

The beautiful, fluid and colorful acrylic paintings of Marci McDonald draw the viewer in to another world. To see more of her work, please visit her website.     What I like best about these paintings is that they’re different … [Read more]

Featured Artist Cynthia Decker


The digital rendering artwork that North Carolinian Cynthia Decker creates shows wonderfully surreal, improbable and imaginary scenes that tell a story. Please visit her website to see more of her evocative work.     I am a … [Read more]

How I Launched a Sustainable Business as an Artist

Jake Pfeifer in the studio

Glassblower and guest blogger Jake Pfeifer grew a solid business selling his work. Here's his story and best advice for other new entrepreneurs.     Creating glass art pieces is my life’s work.  I have known this since I was 14, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jim Otis

Incoming, I see the Light

Painter Jim Otis changes our perspective of nature and the world around us. See more of his humorous and delightful portfolio by visiting his website.     We all want to leave the world a better place. Hopefully, my visions of … [Read more]

My Favorite Work of Art

My Favorite Work of Art Collage

We asked some artist friends "which piece of your art is your favorite?" and got many answers. Enjoy these favorites, and click on each name to see the artist's website portfolio.   Gordon Maronde "Olive Branch" - In attempting to reference … [Read more]

Featured Artist Craig Cossey

Victorian Heritage

Craig Cossey's acrylic paintings have a timeless feel, capturing the many small details of everyday objects. To see more of his art, visit his website.     Even though I grew up in an academic family I have always preferred the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kitty Harvill

ABAYOMI'S Challenge

Kitty Harvill's beautiful watercolors, pastels and acrylics highlight her deep commitment to raising awareness of the endangered rainforests of Brazil. Please visit her website to see more of her art and to find out more about her … [Read more]