Featured Artist Robin Manelis

"In Bloom" Colored Pencil, 20" x 16" by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Robin Manelis uses colored pencil to create brilliantly colored drawings of flowers so realistic they beg to be touched. Enjoy her exquisite portfolio and visit her website to learn more.     I’m a self-taught colored … [Read more]

Featured Artist Terri Albanese

Artist Terri Albanese with her artwork "Colors of Courage" Glass, 107" x 72" x 2". See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Terri Albanese describes her work as “painting with glass.” Enjoy her fascinating portfolio, and learn more by visiting her website.     It began with the breathtaking mosaics in Italy. They completely captivated … [Read more]

How to Photograph Your Artwork

Suggested background setup for your photo shoot.

by guest blogger Peggy Farren When selling art, presentation is key. You need excellent images, ideally taken by a professional photographer. If that's not feasible, use these tips to photograph your artwork yourself.     Yes, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Joey Schmidt-Muller

"Los Caprischos No. 1" Oil Pastel, 100cm x 100cm by artist Joey Schmidt-Muller. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Joey Schmidt-Muller uses oil pastels in a contemporary realist style he calls the "Traumatic Objectivity." Learn more about the inspiration behind his work by visiting his website.     It has taken many years of wandering … [Read more]

Featured Artist Andrew Millar

“The Salt Flats” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Andrew Millar. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Andrew Millar combines his passion for photography and love of classic automobiles to create visually dramatic works of art. Visit his website to learn more.     I started using a camera as a teenager and bought my first … [Read more]

Featured Artist Valerie Warner

"Little Bright Eyes" Oil, 18" x 24" by artist Valerie Warner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Valerie Warner radiantly captures heart and soul of the animals she paints. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     What a joy to be included as a featured artist here on Artsy Shark! As I have been an artist … [Read more]

Featured Artist Alice Shepherd

“Radiate” Kiln-Formed Glass and Industrial Parts, 15” x 15” by artist Alice Shepherd. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Self-taught glass artist Alice E. Shepherd creates fascinating glass and industrial sculpture using reclaimed materials. See more of her work by visiting her website.     “I want to be a mechanic.” My declaration was met with an … [Read more]

What Artists Need to Know about Fine Art Printing

Epson printer with giclee reproduction

by Carolyn Edlund An interview with Michael Baker of fine art printing company Reed Art & Imaging shares insights and answers about reproductions, how they're made and the benefits for artists.     AS:  What are common … [Read more]

Featured Artist Vikki Jackson

"Grey Crowned Crane" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24" by artist Vikki Jackson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Mixed media artist Vikki Jackson captures a variety of animals and landscapes seen in her native Australia. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     From a very young age I have always loved to create beauty. During … [Read more]

Featured Artist Heidi Hooper

“Wonder Woman” Dryer Lint, 16” x 20” by artist Heidi Hooper. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Heidi Hooper creates richly textured and intriguing art made with dryer lint. Learn more about this artist and her unique medium by visiting her website.     Dryer lint?     Yes, seriously. I make art out … [Read more]

Featured Artist Gary Bigelow

“All American Girl” Paper Collage, 12" x 12" by artist Gary Bigelow. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Gary Bigelow’s paper collages and paintings are derived from his experience with printmaking. Enjoy his surreal and enigmatic portfolio, and visit his website to learn more.     My paintings and mixed media developed … [Read more]

Featured Artist Christine Kerrick

“Mosaic Turtle” Acrylic and Mixed Media with Found Jewelry on Nested Board, 12” x 12” by artist Christine Kerrick. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Christine Kerrick is a mixed media and forensic artist. Filled with symbols and text, her work features central characters with stories to tell. See more by visiting her website.     I've never thought of being anything … [Read more]

How Artists Can Earn Income and Support Using Patreon

How Artists Can Earn Income and Support using Patreon. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by guest blogger Mckenna Hallett Crowdfunding site Patreon helps creatives and artists support themselves with the assistance of monthly pledges that provide income. Mckenna Hallett shares her experience and insights for artists who are interested … [Read more]

Featured Artist Dirk Karsten

Untitled - Photograph Printed on Hahnemüle Paper by artist Dirk Karsten. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Dirk Karsten’s sensuous photography sets a mood and exudes timelessness. Learn more about his work and art by visiting his website.     The how and why of creating an image is very different for each … [Read more]