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On this page you will find several categories containing websites that are dedicated to serving the arts. Whether you are looking for supplies, framing, books, magazines, or other websites that offer helpful and useful information pertaining to art, I am sure you will find several topics of interest.

Art Through Links


Art Link Categories
Art Supplies


Books and Magazines
  Art Communities and Resources Inspirational Artists Miscellaneous Links  
  Art Competitions, Exhibitions, and Shows Watercolor Societies    

Featured Link

Creative Spotlite - Art Instruction Blog
Welcome to the Creative Spotlite Art Instruction Blog! You have found the best resource online for free art lessons. Our lessons cover a variety of different mediums including oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pastels, colored pencil and more!

Art Supplies

Cheap Joes Art Stuff
Celebrating over 20 years! Here you'll find an array of fine art supplies. We've added new paints, brushes, watercolors, oils, acrylics, and tons of other great new art supplies from our art supply catalog.
Daniel Smith Art Supplies
Our fine art supplies include our own lines of professional watercolor, oil and acrylic paints, made right here in Seattle Washington. Shop over 20,000 art supplies online or request a copy of our art supply catalog.
Dick Blick Art Materials
Since 1911, artists have turned to Dick Blick Art Materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.
GLS Educational Supplies
Educational Supplies (United Kingdom)
GLS Educational Supplies was established over 130 years ago in 1880. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge, providing our customers with innovative educational resources over the years.
Jackson's Art
(United Kingdom) Jackson's Art Supplies offers a huge range of art materials, fast delivery, friendly service, expert advice and unbeatable prices.
Lawrence Art
Lawrence Art
(United Kingdom) Lawrence - Our online art store offers a unique range of high quality art supplies from painting materials to printmaking equipment. Visit our Art Shops (at Hove near Brighton, Sussex and at Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall) for an even larger range of art and craft supplies.



American Frame

Supplier of Picture Frame Kits for Hobbyists and Professionals.
Franken Frames
Creative Framing Solutions for Over 20 Years
Picture Frames
Wholesale Prices...
Professional Quality...
Unleash Your Creativity!

Art Communities and Resources


A one of a kind art community that provides many wonderful resources for artists such as: a unique online gallery, free art opportunities newsletter, art contests and shows, art forums for critique with a user gallery and much more.

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Art Chain provides free listings for art groups, schools, museums, galleries and guilds, as well as individual artists.

Provides a monthly list of 600-900 opportunities available for artists!
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Free art lessons in drawing, sketching and painting alongside commercial art video demonstrations. Learn how to draw and improve your art skills.

Art Schools Directory

The worldwide Art Schools Directory offers information on Art Education, Art Programs, Art Degrees, Art Jobs, and other resourceful information.
The Leading Online Fine Art Resource for Artists.
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The Artists' Bluebook - World Wide Edition!
Invites you to browse their site where you will find a wide selection of art instruction video and DVD workshops.
Craft Site Directory
Craft Site Directory -
Your Guide to Arts and Crafts on the Internet!
Creative Spotlite - Art Instruction Blog
This art instruction blog features some of the best "free" lessons and demonstrations in drawing, oils, watercolors, acrylics, and so much more!
d'ART - The Internet Art Database
D'Art  -  The Internet Art Database.
Find art from thousands of websites.
A do-it-yourself index to just about anything.
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Develop Your Art Skills - From Beginner to Professional.
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Nita Leland
Exploring Color & Creativity - It's never too late to create!
passion 4 art
Visit Passion4Art -- Where Art Captures Your Heart.
Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructional oriented Websites!
An absolute hub of information pertaining to anything you want to know, or learn, about watercolor.
world wide arts resources
The largest site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.
Thousands of Art Resources. Unique links in more than 60 categories for online galleries, emerging artists, art supplies, workshops and much, much more.

Watercolor Societies and Clubs

The AWS is a non-profit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America.
The CWA presents 6-7 workshops each year for its members and for other interested artists.
The goals of the NWS are to encourage interest and excellence in watermedia paintings by providing quality exhibitions and to act as an educational channel to pertinent information, exhibition opportunities, and beneficial programs to artists and their public.
The NWWS was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1939 to promote an interest in and an appreciation for watercolor as an artistic medium.
The TWSA is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of transparent watercolor as a major medium.

Art Competitions, Exhibits, and Shows

Monthly e-Newsletter and searchable database listing upcoming Art Contests, Art Competitions, and Opportunities for visual artists and photographers.

Browse art opportunities and calls for artists to exhibit in art shows, exhibitions, arts fairs, festivals, contests, and fine art competitions.

Books and Magazines

American Artist magazine provides information on all the following mediums; watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastel, and drawing.

  • The Artists Magazine
  • Watercolor Artist (formerly Watercolor Magic)
Art Workshops - On Demand! Where top artists share their secrets on Watercolor, Acrylics, Oils, Graphite, and Chalk.
Launched in 1998 as a magazine for artists by artists from around the world.
For more than 30 years, North Light has been the resource creatives depend on for instruction on watercolor painting, acrylic painting techniques, oil painting lessons, drawing ideas and more.

Watercolor Books on Color

The Watercolorist's Complete Guide to Color by Tom Hill

My first, and foremost favorite, book on color. I was fortunate to have this book offered as a main selection when I joined North Light Books. It was exactly what I was looking for, and literally changed my outlook on watercolor.
Transparent Watercolor Wheel by Jim Kosvanec

My second favorite book on color. Jim developed a watercolor wheel that breaks down popular watercolors into separate rings that help explain each of their properties. His book is just filled with great tidbits of information.
Exploring Color by Nita Leland

My third favorite book on color. Nita does an excellent job explaining how to make various primary triads work to your style of painting.

Inspirational Artists


A superb fine art watercolour artist and illustrator of "The Orkney Book of Birds". Tracy specializes in flower paintings, pet portraits, wild life art, and farm paintings. To be truly inspired, watch her owl demonstration!

Miscellaneous Links


Trade portal of UK wholesale suppliers, importers, dropshippers, manufacturers and trade distributors.

Professional headlight restoration will greatly improve your field of vision, making it feel safer to drive at night.
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