Featured Artist Nicki Isaacson

“Cascading Clematis” Watercolor, 10” x 16” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Nicki Isaacson loves the transparency and vibrancy of watercolors, and uses them to create ethereal, light filled and vibrantly colored floral portraits. Visit her website to see more of her paintings.     I have always … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sally Sharp

“And You Were Always On My Mind” Oil and Cold Wax, 24” x 24” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Sally Sharp uses oil pastels, oil stick and cold wax to paint vibrantly colorful landscapes and portraits. Visit her website to learn more about her work and process.     I am an artist living and working in the Chicago … [Read more]

How I Built an International Art Education Business

Artist Cindy Wider is the founder of DrawPj.com. Read her story at www.ArtsyShark.com

Australian artist Cindy Wider shares her story about building a sustainable art teaching business.     My first serious goal as an artist at 23 years of age was to create a painting of a realistic waterfall for my mum’s … [Read more]

Featured Artist Karen Benjamin

“Flower Dress” Recycled Plastic Bags on Mannequin, 50cm x 80cm

Australian artist Karen Benjamin creates one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D art, from wall art to clothing, using only recycled materials. Learn more about this artist and her work by visiting her website.     I am an Australian … [Read more]

Make Your Art Show Booth into a Gallery

Artist Keith Martin Johns in his art show booth

by Carolyn Edlund Art fairs and festivals can be challenging when it comes to display. Here's how three artists transform their booths to present their work effectively and draw in customers.     Many factors can make setting up … [Read more]

Featured Artist Beth Cole

“Earthy Gray” Oil, 12” x 12” by artist Beth Cole. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The open landscape, the magical quality of light and the earthy palette of her native Nebraska are captured in Beth Cole's oil paintings. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.     I live with my husband at the foot of … [Read more]

Featured Artist Francesca Busca

“The Fool on the Hill” Mosaic and Mixed Media: ceramic, glass, mirror, XVI Century Pipes, Shells, Beads and Millefiori on Wood, 41cm x 41cm by artist Francesca Busca. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Francesca Busca’s recycled sculptural mosaics highlight her concern about the danger mankind poses to the planet. Find out more about this artist and her message by visiting her website.     My goal? To provoke! I believe … [Read more]

Increase Your Profit Margin: Raise Your Prices

Increase Your Profit Margin by Raising Your Prices. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Want to make a better margin on everything you sell? You can grow your profit margin in two ways – decrease your costs, or raise your prices. The first article in this series addressed costs; this article will share ways to … [Read more]

Featured Artist Ande Hall

"Incandescent" Acrylic on Fabric on Cradled Panel, 24" x 48" by artist Ande Hall. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Ande Hall calls her richly patterned animal images “Fauna Fabrications.” Created by painting directly on fabric stretched over board, her animals are bright and magical. Please visit her website to see more of her … [Read more]

Increase Your Profit Margin: Lower Your Costs

Increase Your Profit Margin by Reducing Your Costs. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund Want to make a better margin on everything you sell? You can grow your profit margin in two ways - decrease your costs, or raise your prices. We'll tackle costs in this first article.     Pricing in general can … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sheryl Zacharia

"Triangular Conversation" Ceramic, 24" x 18" x 6" by artist Sheryl Zacharia. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The sculptural forms of artist Sheryl Zacharia are a product of her love for ancient art and modern art, and the tactile feel of the clay she uses. Enjoy more of this artist’s work by visiting her website.     I recently moved … [Read more]

Featured Artist Cynthia Fisher

“Vladamir’s Circle” Mixed Material Mosaic, 25” x 25” by artist Cynthia Fisher. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Internationally recognized mosaic artist Cynthia Fisher finds her true passion in working abstractly. Learn more about this artist by visiting her website.     Mosaics are my passion. I have been a full-time mosaic artist for … [Read more]

Art and Healing

Michelle Fairchild - "Self Portrait with Poppies" Acrylic

Art can heal. The following artists, who have created art not only to heal themselves, but to reach out to others, have offered their images and statements to express how profoundly art has affected their lives. Click on the artist’s name to see … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jennifer Fleming

"Royale" (Royal) Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 14" x 14" by artist Jennifer Fleming. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Jennifer Fleming creates romantic images with a "sense of place" by combining botanical sketches, vintage typography and warm, subtle color. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.     I am an American mixed media artist … [Read more]