I like looking at nice art.  If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably noticed that I also like to share the nice art that I like to look at with other people, in the hope that they too will like this art, and pass it on. Because I think that is what we should do with something like social media – share the nice things we like to look at, and help raise the profile of artists and people whose work you enjoy so that they feel encouraged to continue to make the things you are looking at.

 

Its a whole circle thing.

 

Anyway, I wanted to share some of the sites I regularly browse when I have a few minutes, normally every day, to find new nice things to look at and enjoy. Art that makes me feel happy, sad, excited, the full spectrum of emotions.

 

Add these to your readers, and never go hungry for new and delicious art again:

 

BOOOOOOOM! | I’m pretty sure you already follow Boooooom – its an old faithful that I always hit up first on my reader while I’m killing time. Always guaranteed A++ work – and I like that you can submit work to be looked at and shared. Not too much talking, just nice pictures and artists to add to your roster of faves.

 

The Jealous Curator | I share work from this site A LOT – always quite feminine, a good mix of painting, sculpture, illustration and collage.

 

It’s Nice That | A UK based design blog, sharing art & design news & work from all over.  Regularly features good interviews with artists and insights into how other people work – advice and that kind of thing.

 

Design Crush | A good mix of art, design, fashion, beauty and a bit of lifestyle. Posts are short and sweet, letting beautiful imagery speak for itself. I’m a big fan.

 

Brown Paper Bag | Primarily illustration, but in lots of different forms. I especially like the weekly 7 Illustrated Products round up and have found lots of delightful new makers through this series.

 

I Need A Guide | INAG is nice and simple – just straight up wonderful art. Probably my all time favourite, if I’m honest.

 

Other honourable mentions:

 

Society6 (of course) / Deer Brains / Fancy (good things from back home in ol NZ) / iGNANT / We And The Colour

 

An Update: I somehow totally forgot to mention BLEAQ and No Faith Visuals – both of which are great if  you like the DARKER side of the art world.

 

Do you have any good sites you use to discover new artists on? Please share in the comments below!

 

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