Join the Art Colony!

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The Art Colony is a fun place where you can meet other artists, join groups, ask questions, receive friendly feedback about your art, and much more. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, the Art Colony has something for you!

The Art Colony is all about artists helping artists. It is a creative community that we like to describe as 'a virtual open studio for painting, drawing and mixed media'.

  • Need encouragement? Post your art in the forums and receive helpful feedback.
  • Need inspiration? Check out the site gallery to see the diverse range of art created by your peers.
  • Need ideas? Browse the Reference Image Pool to find member-contributed reference photos that you can paint or draw from.

The Art Colony has only been 'live' for just over 2 weeks, and we already have over 450 members from over 45 countries – a promising start to a brand-new art community!

Show us your art!

There are many opportunities for showing your art on the Art Colony. You can start by uploading your paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces into the site gallery.

You can also share your finished artwork and works-in-progress in the forums and groups. Just pick the place most appropriate for your art, and show us your stuff!

If you need some help getting good digital images of your art, check out this forum thread: How to create good digital images of your art. Feel free to ask any questions you may have!

And best of all: membership is 100% free and always will be.  :)