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!)