Featured Artist Karla Reid

"Lady in Red Hat" Mixed Media, 36" x 36" by artist Karla Reid. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Karla Reid uses bright contrasts and mixed media to create portraits of people, capturing their aura through the energy of color. Find out more about this artist by visiting her website.     I consider my artistic talent … [Read more]

Featured Artist Susan Melrath

“The Gift” Mixed Media on Panel, 60” x 60” by artist Susan Melrath. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Mixed media artist Susan Melrath focuses on shape, line and color in her art, expressing ideas about life and spirituality. Visit her website to learn more.     I was that kid who loved a rainy day so I could stay inside and … [Read more]

Post-Sale Strategies to Grow Your Art Business

Ceramic Wall Pieces by Artist Lori Katz

by Carolyn Edlund Closing a sale isn’t the end of the story. It can be the beginning of a beautiful relationship with your collector.     Just sold a piece of your art? Congratulations! This gives you the opportunity to sell … [Read more]

Artist Showcase, Late Autumn 2018

"Bouquet" Alcohol Ink and Encaustic on Yupo, 9" x 12" by Artist Bonny Butler. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Enjoy the following images by invited artists who share some of their favorite artwork in this showcase. Click on each name to learn more about them.     Janice Gewirtz A single image, manipulated and multiplied using … [Read more]

Featured Artist Dorothy Fagan

“Harmony Within” Oil, 20” x 16” by artist Dorothy Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Using color and shape, artist Dorothy Fagan paints impressionistic landscapes that convey a sense of light, joy and serenity. Learn more about this artist by visiting her website.     Emotional color is the foundation of my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Aleta Gudelski

“Seeking Repose, Greenbacker Barn, Durham, CT” Oil, 30” x 24” by artist Aleta Gudelski. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Aleta Gudelski finds inspiration and balance in nature. Her landscapes evoke a timeless sense of peace and reflection. Visit her website to learn more.     I have always loved to create. As a kid I loved making all sorts … [Read more]

Featured Artist Martein Peeters

18.02 - Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 100cm by artist Martein Peeters. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Inspired by seventeenth century masters, artist Martein Peeters portrays the female nude using dramatic lighting and poses to create intriguing and dreamlike visuals. Visit his website for more.     Passion and an urge to paint; … [Read more]

Washington, DC Metro Art-Business Conference

Washington DC Art Business Conference March 2019

Don't miss this intensive professional development training for visual artists happening in Spring, 2019.     Serious artists who want to uplevel their small businesses will want to attend this two-day Art-Business Conference to … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lisa Cunningham

"The Charleston" Pastel, 24" x 18" by artist Lisa Cunningham. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Lisa Cunningham captures the beauty of the architecture in pastel, using  strong contrast, attention to detail, and a bold color palette. View more of her work by visiting her website.     I believe the desire to create … [Read more]

Featured Artist Diane Weiner

"Jersey Beauty" Oil, 30" x 30" by artist Diane Weiner. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Contemporary realist artist Diane Weiner paints intimate bovine portraits, capturing each animal's personality. See more by visiting her website.     I am a contemporary realist artist who creates my work in series. When a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Don Rankin

“Misty Morning, Boundary Waters” Watercolor, 22” x 30” by artist Don Rankin. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Don Rankin prefers the unpredictable spontaneity and transparency of watercolors as he captures the mood and beauty of his subjects. See more by visiting his website.     I am happy for the opportunity to share my work. I … [Read more]

Featured Artist Catherine King

"Dreamcatcher" Digital Art, Varied Sizes by artist Catherine King. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Catherine King tells stories through her photographic imagery, using digital tools to create otherworldly scenes and fantastical characters. Visit her website to see more.     My art began behind the lens of a … [Read more]

5 Tips to Make Your Portfolio Images Web Friendly

Kelly Heck, photographer and self-taught SEO guru shares tips on artist portfolio images

Guest blogger Kelly Heck, photographer and "self-taught" SEO guru, shares her best tips on making your portfolio images work for you online.     Organic SEO is my marketing giant – efforts I exerted years ago are still working … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lyndall Bass

Artist Lyndall Bass finds her identity in still life and figurative painting, creating images that convey a subtle narrative left open to the viewer’s interpretation. To learn more about this artist, visit her website.     I was … [Read more]