Art for sale on Etsy

Are you familiar with the crafty superstore Etsy? If not, ho boy, are you in for a treat.

Artists (from knitters to collagists to painters to haberdasherers) post their handmade items for sale on Etsy for a small listing fee and get access to a pool of almost 2 million registered users.

I’ve been a seller on Etsy for more than two years, and I’m constantly exploring the wares people put up. You can search by material, tag or description, or browse by color or location. And it’s not only handmade stuff for sale—there are separate categories for vintage items and supplies. Like WoodWorkDesigns, which sells custom panels for artists.

I’ve been searching for painters and mixed-media artists, and here are some of my favorite finds:

  • pepperminte (stylized watercolor portraits)
  • kelcan (abstract oil landscapes)
  • rplowman (collages—I interviewed him for the June issue of The Artist’s Magazine!)
  • jezze (gorgeous prints—I interviewed her for my book!)

I could browse through Etsy all day. (Glad I can count it as working!)

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2 thoughts on “Art for sale on Etsy

  1. christy dekoning

    Hi Grace – found you via Chris Beck’s blog, and I wanted to add my two cents here about Etsy – as a watercolor artist specializing in commissions & ACEO artwork, Etsy is my #1 place for selling art.
    I have a Boundless Gallery and a new ArtFire gallery, along with my personal website, but Etsy provided me with over 400 sales in my first year. I strongly recommend it as a starting place for any artist!

  2. Tina Steele Lindsey

    Thank you so much for the WoodWorkDesigns link. That is a great option. My husband can make what they offer for me, however he stays so busy it is a great alternative to interrupting his work. We are so about purchasing from independent business owners as often as possible. Thank you again.