• Collaborative Art – Layer by Layer

    A very dear friend of mine just built a website to showcase the collaborative work of Shelly Hehenberger and Luna Lee Ray. Their artwork is handed back and forth with many layers of additions and subtractions to the visual “scene” viewed by the art admirers. I served as consultant while working with Shelly on a […]

  • Compliment the Collage

    For this website the artist and I decided to use a subdued pallete so that her very active collage work could stand on its own without any visual competition. The artist picked the font for her logo, and we were quickly on a roll. Her work is intense, interesting, and fully realized. Do take a […]

  • Tilting Text for the Sake of Art

    When I created the website for Triangle Visual Artists I had a grand time messing with the logo. I found a font that actually had different variations of letters, and by shifting between what was defined as uppercase or lower I could created letters with different slants. Notice that the A in the word Triangle […]

  • Square Space and All

    I just finished revamping a website for a friend and fellow artist: Paul Hrusovsky, who is also a gallery owner. A few years ago he had another designer use square space to set it up and preferred the look he saw on the many websites I have designed about artists. So here is a short run […]

  • Ferns and Fancy art site

    Comparing Two Different Art Sites

    When I created my latest art website, which was a radical departure from the site I created nearly 12 years ago, I decided to use WordPress instead of the more intensive hand-coding I was used to. And it made my work much easier to do. My first site had been a serious black, with many […]

  • TriArtSpark website for artists

    Make It Sparkle

    Well the design of this site — TriArtSpark — was instigated by a photo I took during the holiday season. I had waved my camera around in front of Christmas tree lights in front of a dark window. I liked the result so I took the image into Photoshop and I stretched the lights out […]

  • Blogging for Artists at Red Dot Blog

    What Experts Say about Blogging as An Artist

    Blogging has become the preferred way to communicate on line. And might be as popular and as useful as websites used to be for artists, small businesses or other initiatives. Here’s what two recognized experts on blogging about art have to say. I think these basic principles apply to any products or services you want […]

  • barbidalton

    Like A Stream Colors Flow

    This post is about a website I created for a local artist, Barbi Dalton, who paints expressive images of water as well as interesting vignettes of people and places. In her paintings of water her strokes show how water reflects light and forms patterns. In her vignettes her strokes suggest the unique posture of people as […]

  • Martha Petty artist

    Make the Details Dominant

    This article is about a website I created for an artist whose work intrigues me with the textural aspect of her paintings. She and I decided to include close up details of her work for the nivo slider on her home page. It was a way to interest viewers in the translucent and luminous qualities of […]

  • lindaprager-designs

    Design with Quadrants Around A Spine

    Here is an interesting layout for a website I designed for a ceramicist located here in Chapel Hill. Most of her work is hand built and assumes a variety of simple organic shapes. Many of her pieces are textured with markings that add a primitive decorative value to the art. Various expressions result from her sculpting […]

  • jean cerasani

    Reflections on Fine Fiber Arts

    Here is a very straight-forwardverywebsite — created with WordPress — for a dear friend of mine and fellow fiber artist. She is quite skilled. She spent years creating hand detailed fabric for clothing designers in Miami. Her work is sumptuous, soft to wear, and also sits quite nicely on a sofa, as part of a […]