Our New Online Art Gallery Just Launched!

Artsy Shark Gallery artist collage. See their work at www.ArtsySharkGallery.com

by Carolyn Edlund For over a year, we've been considering an idea that has finally become a reality. And today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Artsy Shark Gallery website.     Our new gallery website is a robust … [Read more]

Featured Artist Yossi Sigura

“Evening Dance” Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24” by artist Yossi Sigura. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Israeli-born artist Yossi Sigura paints with a contemporary impressionist style. His landscapes and seascapes are filled with movement, light and color. See more of his artwork on his website.     I was born in 1964 and raised in … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sandra Dawson

“Dancing Days” Mixed Media, 20” x 20” by artist Sandra Dawson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Sandra Dawson' mixed media paintings use symbols, icons and mythological elements layered on beautiful colorful backgrounds. They draw the viewer into another world. Find more of her work on her website.     I grew up with five … [Read more]

How I Got My Art Placed on TV and Movie Sets

Cook's artwork "Abstract Landscape N2" was purchased for "The Catch" TV Show. Read how she got her work on TV and movie sets at www.Artsyshark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Vineta Cook is a contemporary abstract photographer and painter with roots in abstract expressionism. Her artwork has frequently been sourced for television and movie sets. Here’s how she did … [Read more]

Featured Artist Stacy Hatley Carter

"Gillian Moore" Pastel Portrait, 36" x 48" by artist Stacy Hatley Carter. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Stacy Hatley Carter’s detailed pastel artworks are filled with light and color, and immerse the viewer in the realistic portrayal of their subjects. Please visit her website for more.     I am a portrait, seascape and … [Read more]

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

Here's my opinion of your art. Have you received tough criticism? What was the result. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund We all love to get wonderful compliments on our art. But sometimes we get feedback that is hard to take. It might be the best thing you could hear.     A young jewelry designer once recalled a turning point in … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sia Aryai

"KI IX" Photograph Printed on Hand Painted Watercolor Paper, Print by artist Sia Aryai. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist and photographer Sia Aryai creates one of a kind, stunning interpretations of his photographs of trees by printing them on hand painted heavyweight paper. Enjoy more of his beautiful images by visiting his website.     I … [Read more]

Featured Artist Ford Crull

“Love is Always Blue” Oil, Enamel and Oil Stick on Canvas, 60” x 48” by artist Ford Crull. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Abstract artist Ford Crull uses symbolism, written words, and color to emotionally charge his paintings with sensuality and emotion. View more of his amazing work by visiting his website.     My work can be understood through the … [Read more]

A Deaf Artist Offers Inspiration

Artist Chelle DeStefano with her painting "Prague Carnival". Read her interview at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Chelle DeStefano is an Australian artist. She also happens to be deaf, but has found ways to move beyond her disability to pursue her dreams. I recently interviewed her about her experience.     AS:  As a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Ken Newman

“Confluence of Blue” Bronze, 50” x 28” x 32” by artist Ken Newman. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The beautifully expressive sculptures of artist Ken Newman capture the essence of nature and the human story. Please visit his website to see more of his amazing work.     When I committed to a full-time career in art in 2001, I … [Read more]

Video Marketing & Artists: Quality Matters

Videographer Catherine Stratton works at an art studio. Read her article on video marketing at www.ArtsyShark.com

by guest blogger Catherine Stratton It’s often made clear to me that the average person has no idea about the amount of time it takes to make a quality storytelling marketing film, not to mention the skills or professional equipment … [Read more]

Featured Artist Pattie Brooks Anderson

“Koi” Watercolor, Gouache and Ink, 15” x 15” by artist Pattie Brooks Anderson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Beautifully drawn watermedia paintings by Pattie Brooks Anderson are filled with magical, dreamlike imagery inspired by poetry, quotes and philosophy. See more artwork by visiting her website.     All my life I have loved … [Read more]

Featured Artist Joi Murugavell

6 “People who were normal are now elsewhere” Mixed Media on Paper, 29.7cm x 42cm by artist Joi Murugavell. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Joi Murugavell’s whimsical and hilarious drawings are her means of finding escape and understanding. To see more of her creative imagery, please visit her website.     My name is Joi ... it’s been a month since I told a … [Read more]

What Your Customers Can Teach You

Craft Fair

by Carolyn Edlund What is the value in getting in front of your customers in person?     You might prefer staying in the studio rather than meeting the public. Or maybe your gig is selling online, through your website, or a … [Read more]