Building a website for an artist like you, does not take a lot of technical skills. There are websites out there that are easy to use and some of there are even free of charge. It is important to have a website especially if you don’t have a permanent gallery where you can display all your wall art. With a website, you can post your creations for people to see and buy. Majority of the potential collectors nowadays are using the internet to search for artworks.
If you have no idea what your website should contain, here are the most important ones – contact information, short biography regarding the artist and images of his or her creations. Here are some of the most recommended web platforms.
WordPress. This is popular as a blogging platform but it can be transformed into a typical website by utilizing static pages. This is the next best thing to custom-built site which gives the users hundreds of options when it comes to themes. There are also many options to choose from among slideshows and galleries. One can have a hosted website for free via wordpress.com or pay for their domain at wordpress.org.
Fine Art Studio Online. The good thing about FASO is that the image collections can be changed with ease. Events can be created along with a statistics of the number of visiting users. There are to highlight features with the platform – the artists can sell their artworks and newsletters can be managed and sent to subscribers. The minimum fee is $8 every month which gives the artist the freedom to post a maximum of 25 images. The next monthly subscription is worth $28.
Heavybubble. The good thing about heavybubble is that it was created to be used by artists. Templates can be easily setup for the bio of the artist, the galleries, contact form and links. The cheapest option is at $20 every month.
Weebly. Hosting is free using this platform and building a website is easy because of the drag and drop option. This is ideal for artists with no technical knowledge who want to sell a wall art online.