Mar 5 2019 · By Steve Benjamins
A good artist website should be just as unique as your art. Distinctive gallery layouts and animations are great tools which you can use to enhance your work.
No matter whether you’re a painter, 3D animator or cartoonist, you’ll be able to find an artist website that fits your style in this collection.
If your pieces feature strong shapes and firm lines, this artist website’s rigid square grid layout will help them to jump out at the reader.
Excellent for artists whose medium of choice is photography. This example website is named after Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto and gives your pictures the setting they deserve with a full-screen slideshow.
As with a lot of Squarespace examples, this is a clean and elegant artist website. The modern typography lends your work a crisp, refreshing feel.
Uses a pared-back design and a clean grid layout with lots of white space to let your art speak for itself. The sidebar can be toggled on or off, giving you a choice between displaying extra information and putting your works front and center.
The absence of whitespace and an edge to edge grid allow your pieces to flow into one another. Whether such a layout is a good choice for your portfolio will largely depend on the subject matter you work with.
The precise image layout this Format website uses can effectively draw attention to the order or disorder within your work.
A focus on portrait image layouts means this won’t be the perfect example site for every artist to use. However, for painters or other artists that work heavily in such a format, it’s an excellent way to display a large selection of pieces simultaneously.
Experienced artists know that the abscence of color can be just as visually intriguing as its presence. A monochrome filter is used to great effect in this example artist website.
Minimal text and the large images make this an ideal website to give visitors a chance to engage with your work.
Some artists are more active on social media than others. This is a website that will work best for those that are, with social platform links nestled between the menu bar and your images.
A hidden navigation pane and minimal titles allow everything to disappear into the background, leaving only your art.
Uses white space borders to make it appear as though your works are mounted on a museum wall.
To make art effective, it’s often important to give the reader room to appreciate one piece at a time. This example website feels a lot like being in a gallery space with individual images assigned their own page and room for descriptive captions.
An example site that’s more intuitive to get around than most thanks to a large navigation bar. It's perfect if you have several distinct collections to share.
Eye-catching bold text and snappy animations are used to effectively explain the motivation behind artistic collaborations in this example website.
This is one of the most responsive artist websites you’ll find for WordPress. Try zooming in and out, and notice that the pictures smoothly, and automatically, rearrange themselves to suit your display.
The high-speed scrolling mechanism may seem a little jarring. However, when combined with the right work, it can emphasize the breadth of your portfolio. I recommend considering this example site if you specialize in abstract imagery.
Ideal for cartoonists– poppy colors and support for moving images in the gallery help your creations to jump out at visitors.
Heavily bolded mouse-over text and muted shades help to stress the color scheme of your pieces. Works best for nostalgic or retro artistic creations.
An exhibition information website that suits modern artists. It uses a stunning full-screen background image to give visitors a taste of what’s to come at your show.
A background that’s reminiscent of a sketchbook and a cursive font make this a great example of an artist website that suits analog mediums. I recommend it for painters or other traditional artists.
An excellent example of how to create an effective exhibition promo website. White on black contrast helps your time and place information stand out to visitors.
This example website is an excellent choice for illustrators. The small image sizes will help to highlight any aesthetics or color schemes that different works in your portfolio share.
Perhaps the perfect example for mixed media artists to follow– the subtle motion of the top background video stands out against the still gridded images below.
One of the busiest and most exciting WordPress artist example websites we’ll explore– the homepage features a flowing carousel art display. A large number of gallery types are included, making this an ideal option if you’ve got a many portfolios to share.
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