Artist Showcase Early Winter 2020

Oil painting of a couple on the beach by Krzysztof Klusik

Using mediums ranging from pastel to collage, our showcase artists present their work and a passion for creating. Click on each artist's name to learn more about them.     Beth Lowell My work is about connection with nature … [Read more]

Advice from a Highly Licensed Artist

Whimsical animal portraits

by Carolyn Edlund Artist JJ Galloway developed a lucrative business licensing her work. We spoke about getting organized and being ready to take on big opportunities and achieve success.     AS: Why did you decide to start … [Read more]

Featured Artist Dot Courson

Oil landscape painting of a cotton field by Dot Courson

Artist Dot Courson shares her view of beauty through stunning landscape paintings of her native rural south. See more of her artwork by visiting her website.     Art has always been my passion. Growing up in the rural south, I … [Read more]

Featured Artist Holli May Thomas

Mixed media assemblage of a woman runner by Holli May Thomas

Artist Holli May Thomas creates mixed media assemblages filled with color and energy. Enjoy her portfolio and visit her website to see more.     A found tube of red drugstore lipstick is to be … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jennifer Beaudet

Oil portrait of a young boy by Jennifer Beaudet

Washington D.C. based oil painter Jennifer Lynn Beaudet uses interpretive color and dynamic brushwork to convey a sense of emotion and possibility. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.     Color is exciting to me in a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jeff Hornung

Wood turned painted maple bowl by Jeff Hornung

Artist, woodturner and teacher Jeff Hornung creates stunning turned wood vessels and sculpture. Learn more about his art by visiting his website.     I began my artistic foundation in 1984 by making ceramics. This was a family … [Read more]

Lessons Learned While Building a Small Business

Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark

by Carolyn Edlund Ten years in, here's what I've learned about planning, hard work and achieving small business success.     This month is Artsy Shark’s 10th anniversary! Since 2009, more than two thousand articles have been … [Read more]

Featured Artist Tjaša Rener

Mixed media painting of a Ghana woman selling bananas by Tjasa Rener

Artist Tjaša Rener uses printmaking, paint and found materials to create mixed media works that focus on daily life in Africa. Learn more by visiting her website.     As an artist, I base my work on the rich artistic heritage of … [Read more]

Featured Artist Samantha Wells

Digital oil portrait of a woman and doves by Samantha Wells

British artist Samantha Wells creates digital paintings of women in ethereal, fantasylike settings. View her website to see more of her art.     I am a self-taught artist based on the Isle of Wight working with new media creating … [Read more]

Featured Artist Steve Mairella

Acrylic painting of figs and prosciutto on a plate by Steve Mairella

Steve Mairella’s paintings focus on the richness of his Italian heritage by celebrating food, wine and the good life. Enjoy more of his work by visiting his website.     Painting is one way for me to preserve and honor the memory … [Read more]

Featured Artist Marilyn Henrion

Mixed media textile art of a building interior in Bruges, Belgium by Marilyn Henrion

Artist Marilyn Henrion explores architecture and the urban environment. Her mixed media works combine digitally altered photos with hand quilted fabric. Visit her website to view more of her art.     Born in Brooklyn New York in … [Read more]

Conversation with an Art Dealer

Rhoko Gallery Instagram feed

by Carolyn Edlund Lianne Pierce is a British curator and founder of Rhoko online gallery. We spoke about her current direction, the state of the art world, and cultivating collectors.     AS:  What led you to becoming an art … [Read more]

Featured Artist Rosana Azar

Abstract magical realism painting by Rosana Azar

Artist Rosana Azar shares an uplifting, dreamlike portfolio of art she describes as magical realism. Visit her website to view more of her work.     My name is Rosana Azar. I was born in Argentina and immigrated to Washington, DC … [Read more]

Featured Artist Robert Dodge

Digital Photograph of a Vietnamese woman selling baguettes by Robert Dodge

Artist Robert Dodge presents a dramatic series of photographs showing Vietnam's evolution over the past forty years. View more of his work by visiting his website.     Near the end of a 2005 trip to Vietnam, I found myself … [Read more]