For the last several years, online art sales have risen at incredible rates. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market is now valued at $4.22 billion and is expected to reach $8.37 billion by 2023. With the rise of visual-based media outlets like Instagram, it’s becoming easier than ever to browse art online and find inspiration wherever we go. As both an art-lover and maker, I’m always interested in seeing how our culture’s visual tastes shift and grow, so I’ve done a little scouting and compiled my discoveries into this post. I won’t pretend to cover all the bases (that would be quite literally impossible), but I will invite you to read what I have and hope the information will serve you well!
A 2019 Blessing Poem
By Alicia Cole
What do you wish for when you have art and air
And the breathing day beneath your feet?
You wish for what you need, and for the needs of all,
You wish so that the world does not fall
Into darkness and the unfair trifling of bigger things.
And so this coming year, these wishers have met
To wish fair things on themselves, and spread
It round. Here, with full sound: Continue reading “Epic Wish 2019”
I was eager and excited to interview expressionist artist Nym Pedersen and get a sneak-peek at the method behind the madness of his exquisitely beautiful expressive works. From where he started to where he is now, here’s the inside scoop on Nym Pedersen. Enjoy: Continue reading “Artist Interview: Nym Pedersen, Expressionist Artist”
Make your way to Roy Wheeler Realty Co.‘s downtown Charlottesville location on weekdays between 9am and 2pm until December 31 and see the spectacular abstract expressionistic paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and drawings of local artist Nym Pedersen. Continue reading ““Nym’s World” – Art Exhibition at Roy Wheeler Realty Co.”
Wen Yu grew up in Suzhou, China, where she earned her B.A. in Visual Communication. After finding inspiration in a graphic design internship, Wen moved to San Francisco to further pursue her love of art. This is where she first developed her interest in cityscapes and urbanization, which you can find present in her mixed media works. Now she’s an arts administrator who helps create international art organizations. Learn more about these organizations, her inspiration, and her travels, below: Continue reading “Artist Interview: Wen Yu, Traveler and Arts Organizer”