Featured Artist Paul Meillon

"Another is Born to Make the Sun Forgotten" mixed media, 28" x 36.5" by Paul Meillon. See his artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

Paul Meillon is a Montreal-based artist who uses radiant and hallucinatory acrylic paintings to explore connectedness, elevation and awe. Visit his website to see more of his work.     Marcel Duchamp once said that the objective … [Read more]

I am an Art Farmer

Detail shot, ceramic mural by artist Brenda McMahon

Guest blogger Brenda McMahon shares her experience and insights on the realities of being an artist and a businessperson.     I often consider myself an art farmer. I travel the country planting seeds. I water them with … [Read more]

Featured Artist Cheryl Maeder

“Celestial Babies I” Archival Photograph mounted on Plexiglas, ed. of 10, 30” x 45” by artist Cheryl Maeder. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Photographer Cheryl Maeder focuses her camera on the tension between reality and the abstract, encouraging viewers to perceive the world in a new way. See more of her work by visiting her website.     My work is constantly … [Read more]

Featured Artist David Lee Moneypenny

“Waiting for the Tow Truck 1” reclaimed walnut, reclaimed Brazilian cherry flooring, salvaged chrome truck bumper, truck exhaust pipes, 70” x 22” x 32” by David Lee Moneypenny. See his portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

Enjoy artist David Lee Moneypenny's unusual take on found object design. Visit his website to see more of his fascinating portfolio.     Decades of art skills and woodworking skills are evident in every piece of my work. As a … [Read more]

Three Writing Traps Artists Should Avoid

3 Writing Traps Artists Should Avoid. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by guest blogger Sofia Perez When it comes to writing, artists often voice the same complaint. “I express myself visually. Can’t my art speak for itself?” Like it or not, the answer is no.     If you’re an independent artist, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Anahid Minatsaghanian

“Merging Lights” Oil on Canvas, 36” x 24” by artist Anahid Minatsaghanian. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Anahid Minatsaghanian is passionate about painting and nature, apparent in her vivid and energetic contemporary abstract artwork. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.     Born into a family of art enthusiasts, I … [Read more]

New Online Marketplace Offers Unique Seller Opportunities

iVANZi wholesale marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund I recently had the chance to learn more about iVANZi, a new e-commerce website, and it amazed me.     As the person who authored the biggest directory in the world of places where artists can sell online, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Scott McIntire

“Late August Afternoon” Enamel on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Scott McIntire. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Scott McIntire paints vivid, color-saturated images that have an environmental focus. To see more of his dynamic work, please visit his website.     I work in both Brooklyn and Greenport, New York on paintings that … [Read more]

Featured Artist Juliette Hemingway

“Man and His Trumpet” Digital Mixed Media, 11” x 14” by artist Juliette Hemingway. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Juliette Hemingway combines digital drawing and painting with traditional mediums to create dynamic images of musicians and their craft. See her website to learn more about this artist.     Why are your people blue? I’ll address … [Read more]

Add a Customized Element When Selling Art

Increase sales by adding custom elements to your art. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund How your customer - and your creative business - can benefit when you offer customization.     I recently published an article about the benefits of offering turnkey elements when selling art. Turnkey means … [Read more]

Featured Artist Tom O Scott

“Moonrise” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Tom O Scott. To see his portfolio visit www.ArtsyShark.com

Photographer Tom O Scott finds inspiration for his beautiful abstractions in the aging and rusted bodies of old vehicles. Visit his website to see more of his amazing work.     As a child, I was surrounded with German … [Read more]

Add a Turnkey Element When Selling Art

How making art turnkey can improve your sales.

by Carolyn Edlund How your customer – and your creative business – can benefit from selling work in forms that offer ease and convenience.     Wikipedia defines the word turnkey as Ready to use. Complete in its existing form, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Mary Dove

“Iris, Bearded Wonder” Oil on Mounted Linen, 6” x 6” by artist Mary Dove. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Sedona artist Mary Dove captures the bright sunlight of the Arizona desert. She imbues the subjects of her work with vibrancy, clarity and color. To see more of her portfolio, please visit her website.     The question I’m most … [Read more]

Featured Artist Roslyn Oakes

"White Lipped Green Tree Frogs" Oil on Canvas, 45cm x 45cm by artist Roslyn Oakes. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Australian artist Roslyn Oakes creates realistic paintings of wildlife and landscapes filled with rich detail and expressive beauty. To see more of her artwork, please visit her website.     As with so many artists, I showed … [Read more]