About Us

A Community for the Artist, Maker and (Forever) Inspired

You find artists on every continent of the globe. You find artists in every country, city and town worldwide. In the United States alone there are 2.1 million artists putting their creative energies out there every hour of every day–and loving every minute of it. Artists like you, who strive to live artful lives and share your passions in ways both big and small every day.

A Destination Just for You

If you’re picking up a paintbrush for the first time or preparing for a solo exhibition…

If you are a creative looking for nonstop access to prompts to jumpstart your making process or traditional painting and drawing techniques to bolster your set of skills…

If you are part of the art curious tribe or an appreciator who relishes all the rich historic, creative and cultural intersections that art provides…

Artists Network is built for you.

Artist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Come have fun with us! Come make art with us! It is a light-hearted, energizing adventure that we want to embark on with you!

An Artful Mission

Our mission is to empower artists with the techniques, knowledge, ideas and inspirations that help ignite their visions and bring them to life. We put those possibilities in your hands through compelling print publications, online media, video education and real-time experiences.

Who We Are

We are painters and sketchers.

We are lifelong students of art.

We are insatiably curious.

We put art first.

Premier Publishers

Artists Magazine, Watercolor Artist, and Pastel Journal are the publications of choice for 100,000+ artists of all skill levels, offering exclusive content and custom experiences.

North Light Books has published 3,400 books, e-books and videos since 1983. Producing more than 435,000 pages of art reference material and titles devoted to teaching the visual arts, we have sold more than 40 million print art books to enthusiasts and learning painters and draftsmen.


Artists Network TV

Artists Network TV is the top online resource for instructional art videos from leading contemporary teachers in all media.

Whether you want to learn the basics of oil painting or advanced pastel techniques, get watercolor or acrylic painting tips, learn how to draw, or are curious about mixed media techniques, ArtistsNetwork.tv has all the art videos you’ll ever need to improve your artistic skills.

Why Are We Excited?

Because if you are as ready for art as we are, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find everything you could want to fuel your creative fire.

+Fun art projects

+Easy art hacks

+DIY approaches to beautify your world and let your inner artist OUT

+Tons of inspiration

+Techniques from the most basic to more advanced

You’ll satisfy pretty much every artsy curiosity you have–guaranteed. It feels good to know you’ve come to the right place, doesn’t it?

Let’s Connect

We deeply believe that experiences in art are most memorable when they happen in person. We also believe that artists who share great stories, instruction and resources deserve to get rewarded for making those connections.



Artists Network produces anywhere from three to five major events for visual art enthusiasts each year. We plan and produce different art-making getaways and retreats, art competitions, pop-up learn-ins, paint alongs, art talks and tours and more in locations worldwide, attracting thousands of consumers, industry manufacturers, and advertisers.


Artists Network Affiliates

Are you looking for a way to monetize the loyalty and readership of painters, mixed media artists, draftsmen and all the creative types who visit your website, blog or Facebook page day in and day out? Now you can! Learn how to become an Artists Network Affiliate.

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