Featured Artist Carol MacConnell

“Resting” Oil on Canvas, 12” x 16” by artist Carol MacConnell. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

With her dramatic use of light and her expressive, sweeping brushstrokes, artist Carol MacConnell captures the beauty of ballet and its dancers. Visit her website to see more of her art.     I am a figurative painter. This is … [Read more]

The Human Condition, Divinely Inspired

"Ol-faithful" oil on canvas, 86.5 cm x 86.5 cm, in Hamish Blakely's Unemployed Angels Series. Read his story at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Hamish Blakely's masterful series of paintings of fallen angels won an award from Manhattan Arts in their "New Beginnings" competition, and further recognition by Artsy Shark for his concept and body of work. I recently interviewed … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jennifer Magallon

"Salton Sea" Photograph, Various Sizes by photographer Jennifer Magallon. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The awe inspiring beauty of nature is vividly portrayed in the gorgeous photography of artist Jennifer Magallon. Visit her website to see more of her work.     I would like to share with you my photographic journey through the … [Read more]

A Talented Artist Builds a Big Business

Artist Roza Khaminova poses with one of her colorful, lavish scarf designs. How did she build an art business that exploded in popularity? Read her story at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Roza Khaminova's collection of scarves and wearables has exploded in popularity. How has she dealt with scaling her business and dealing with knockoffs?     When she first opened her business on Etsy, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Catherine McElroy

"The Wish" Watercolor, 15" x 11" by artist Catherine McElroy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Enjoy these whimsically creative and humorous watercolors by artist Catherine McElroy. See more of her paintings by visiting her website.     My journey began in Southern California where all the girls truly were blonde with the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Alan Feldmesser

"French Grunt" Oil On Canvas, 30" x 40" b artist Alan Feldmesser. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Amazingly detailed and brilliant, artist Alan Feldmesser's oil paintings of marine creatures almost seem to swim off the canvas. View more of his beautiful artwork by visiting his website.     My path as an artist and my … [Read more]

Video Marketing & Artists: A Match Made in Heaven

Artist Russell Christian appears in a video about his studio.

by guest blogger Catherine Stratton Video marketing is, hands down, the most effective way for artists like you to get the attention you deserve. Just like your work, video engages the senses and, since it’s a visual medium, it gives you the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Judy Boyd

“American Flamingo” Watercolor, 16” x 20” by artist Judy Boyd. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Judy Boyd uses color, composition and meticulous attention to detail in her unique and fascinating watercolor bird portraits. Visit her website to see more.     In a fast-paced urban existence, birds are a touchstone to … [Read more]

Creating an Art Business with Limited Energy

Colored pencil artist Corrina Thurston at work. This inspirational entrepreneur started a business despite severe health and energy limitations. She offers tips for others, at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Vermont colored pencil artist Corrina Thurston started her business despite health limitations. She shares what she's learned and how others with limited energy can also thrive.     AS:  How did you get started … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jason Margolis

"Endangered" Charcoal and Oils on Fabriano Board, 100cm x 76cm by artist Jason Margolis. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

South African artist Jason Margolis is a prolific painter who creates portraits, landscapes and murals. Visit his website to see more of his work.     I had a great desire to paint from an early age; I spent hours of my youth … [Read more]

Featured Artist Nancy Christy-Moore

"Cloud Spirits II” Acrylic and Rice Paper Collage and Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Nancy Christy-Moore. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Brilliant colors and joyful movement explode from Southwest artist Nancy Christy-Moore's mixed media paintings. Find more of her artwork by visiting her website.     "Inner Painting" (intuitive painting) forms the basis of my … [Read more]

Instagram Interactive Gallery Sells Your Art

Short Stack template with shoppable links. Want to sell your art on Instagram? Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Here's a bright new idea from the folks at ShortStack to create a landing page on your art website that receives traffic from Instagram - turning visitors into customers!     Want to sell more art on … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lis Zadravec

“Snow Magic” Colored Pencil and Ink on Paper, 10” x 16” by artist Lis Zadravec. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Lis Zadravec creates beautiful renderings of literary heroines using colored pencils. To see more of her narrative portraiture, please visit her website.     In life, who we become is a formula of potential against … [Read more]

How Do Visitors See Your Art Website?

Working on a computer

by Carolyn Edlund Is your art website completely user-friendly? Here's a free and easy way to find out what visitors think.     Taking a deep look through the website of a fellow artist can be fascinating. So many things can go … [Read more]