35 Artist Websites & Portfolios With Beautiful Designs

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The primary purpose of an artist’s website is to show off the work. Of course, most artist websites also include biographical information and a way for visitors to get in touch, but they can be very simple. In fact, most good art portfolio websites you’ll see are simple so the work can take center stage.

Some sites may also include an online shop where visitors can purchase digital art, prints, or other products that feature the artwork. Thankfully, adding a shop to a site is easy these days.

In this article, you’ll find 35 examples of beautiful artist sites. These real-world sites will provide plenty of inspiration whether you’re an artist or a web designer working on a site for an artist.

Creating Your Own Art Website

While there are several ways to create a site, Squarespace is our top recommendation for artists. We love Squarespace because:

  • They offer a large selection of beautiful templates
  • The sites can be easily customized with no coding
  • Squarespace is easy to use, even if you’re not technical
  • E-commerce functionality is included, so you can sell your art
  • You can integrate with Creativehub to automate printing and shipping
  • Squarespace sites provide a positive user experience
  • You can try Squarespace for free with no commitment

At the end of the article, we’ll show a few of the best Squarespace templates for artists, but you can also browse all the templates at their site.

Showcase of Artist Websites

Now, let’s look at real-world examples of some of the best artist websites. These sites should give you plenty of ideas that can be used for your own site.

Emily Jeffords

Artist Websites - Emily Jeffords

Built with Squarespace

Emily Jeffords’ website is an excellent example of why we recommend Squarespace for your art website. The layout is clean and beautiful. It showcases the art while providing ample information about Emily and her background. The site also includes a shop powered by Squarespace’s e-commerce functionality.

The light and neutral color palette is excellent for allowing the artwork to capture visitors’ attention without distractions.

Owen Gent

Owen Gent

Built with Squarespace

The layout and design of Owen Gent’s website are minimalistic. The homepage features several colorful items from his illustration portfolio but no text. The site includes an “about” page with a biography, personal photo, and contact information.

Owen’s website also includes a shop where visitors can purchase prints and books.

This is a fairly simple and user-friendly website that doesn’t include vast amounts of content. If you’re looking to get your site up quickly, you could take a similar approach.

Kelly Rae Roberts

Kelly Rae Roberts

Built with the Divi WordPress Theme

Kelly Rae Roberts’ website is different than most others that you’ll see in this showcase. Her site is a home for her business, not just a portfolio site for showing off her work. Kelly offers in-person retreats, online workshops, and courses.

Her art is for sale with products like prints, mugs, stickers, greeting cards, and more. Businesses can also buy wholesale to sell in their shops.

This site was built with the awesome Divi WordPress theme that provides unlimited creative potential.

Lorraine Nam

Lorraine Nam

Built with Squarespace

Illustrator Lorraine Nam’s website uses a very clean design and layout. The homepage features a gallery of images from her portfolio, and the only other content on the page is in the sidebar.

The simple design with a white background helps the colors to pop. Several of the images on the homepage, as well as the logo, include motion or animation. Aside from the “about” page, this site is all about showcasing her beautiful art.

Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman

Built with Wix

The homepage of Zaria Forman uses an interesting approach. Instead of simply showcasing one of her drawings, it shows a nearly completed drawing with Zaria working on it. The image looks incredibly realistic and could be easily mistaken for a photograph if the artist wasn’t included in the image.

The site includes an extensive portfolio with many different drawings categorized by project. You’ll also find biographical details, information on exhibits, plus press and media coverage of Zaria and her work.

Jannicke Hansen

Jannicke Hansen

Built with Squarespace

Jannicke Hansen’s illustration portfolio uses a minimalist design and white background to showcase her work. Aside from an “about” page with a brief bio, the site is all about showcasing the illustrations. Her four books each have their own page with brief details.

Amira Rahim

Artist Websites - Amira Rahim

Built with Shopify

Amira Rahim’s site is one of the few in this showcase powered by Shopify. As an e-commerce platform, Shopify is a solid choice if your shop is the centerpiece of your site and business. Shopify offers more robust e-commerce capabilities than other platforms like Squarespace or Wix.

Livia Falcaru

Livia Falcaru

Built with Squarespace

This illustration portfolio uses a light background color that works well with the showcased illustrations. The full portfolio is showcased on the homepage, and you can click on the images for a title and brief description of the piece.

Livia’s “about” page is an excellent example. In addition to a brief bio and a picture, it includes a list of select clients, links to the press where she has been featured, and a list of past exhibitions.

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc

Built with Shopify

Shopify also powers Matt LeBlanc’s website. The shop includes many products, so using a full-featured e-commerce platform makes sense. Matt sells original artwork, clothing, and accessories.

The site also includes biographical information about the amazing artist, details on his work with charity, a blog, and more.

Nedavius

Nedavius

Built with Wix

Looking for an example of a unique artist website? Be sure to check out the portfolio of Nedavius. The site features plenty of animation, plus a unique navigation menu of icons.

Aside from the portfolio, the site also includes a small shop powered by Wix’s e-commerce functionality.

Grand Deluxe

Grand Deluxe

Built with Squarespace

Grand Deluxe is the illustration portfolio of Sami Viljanto. The homepage serves as the portfolio, showcasing many colorful illustrations.

The only other pages on the site are the “about” page, which includes brief details about Sami, and the “contact” page.

Ashley Nicole DeLeon

Artist Websites - Ashley Nicole DeLeon

Built with Squarespace

Ashley Nicole DeLeon’s site includes plenty of color. Her portfolio is divided into three sections: illustration, narrative, and infographics. The illustration portfolio also serves as the homepage.

The “about” page includes a few nice illustrations. The site also includes a small shop (powered by Squarespace) that sells prints.

Amy T. Won

Amy T. Won

Built with WordPress

Unlike most other sites in this showcase, Amy T. Won’s uses a large, dark header. The site also uses some watercolor effects behind the navigation menu.

Woocommerce powers the site’s shop. Some items are originals with only one for sale, and some are marked as already sold.

Charly Palmer

Charly Palmer

Built with Wix

Charly’s Palmer’s homepage features a large background video, which is a unique approach for a portfolio site. The site also includes more color than many portfolios, including some splashes of orange.

The site includes a shop powered by Wix. But items in the portfolio also include links to purchase prints.

Alia Bright

Alia Bright

Built with Wix

Alia Bright’s layout is simple and clean, but some animation and scrolling effects add a unique touch.

The homepage serves as a gallery, and clicking on the images opens up a page with more details and additional images. The only other pages on the site are the “about” and “contact” pages.

Dora Dalili Cheffi

Dora Delila Cheffi

Built with Format

This site uses horizontal scrolling on the homepage to showcase more artwork. The portfolio is divided into several categories or projects, with links to each in the header. The portfolio pages also use horizontal scrolling.

Loe Lee

Loe

Built with Squarespace

Loe Lee’s site uses a layout and design different from what you’ll typically see from a Squarespace portfolio site. The homepage includes a call-to-action button with the text “let’s work together.”

The site’s footer design is also worth pointing out. It features an animated illustration.

Timothy Goodman

Timothy Goodman

Built with Wix

Looking for an example of a colorful artist website? Look no further than Timothy Goodman’s yellow portfolio. Not only does it stand out because of the color, but it also includes some nice animation effects.

The bright red button on the homepage promotes Timothy’s upcoming book, which can be pre-ordered through several different retailers, but not directly through the site.

Sarah Rickard

Sarah Rickard

Built with Squarespace

Sarah Rickard’s website is beautiful. One unique aspect is the “process” page, which includes several large photos that show the process she uses for her work.

Of course, the site also includes biographical information. The extensive shop has many products, showing Squarespace can be used for more than just a small shop.

Wenting Li

Wenting Li

Built with Format

Illustrator and artist Wenting Li uses a clean design and minimalist layout for her site. Aside from the “about” page, the site is strictly used to showcase the work. The portfolio is divided into categories, with links for each in the header.

Ellen Von Wiegand

Ellen Von Wiegand

Built with Wix

Ellen Von Wiegand’s homepage uses a gallery where the user can select an image. The site also includes a shop powered by Wix.

One of the noteworthy aspects of this site is the “print of the month.” Visitors can start a subscription payment to receive a print every month.

Jon Marchione

Jon Marchione

Built with Webflow

Jon Marchione’s site is full of colorful illustrations and animations. The portfolio categories are displayed in the sidebar, with links to each. The portfolio thumbnails can be clicked to see more images and details.

Aside from the portfolio items, the only other page on the site is the “about” page. The sidebar links to his social media accounts so visitors can connect with Jon on their favorite platform.

The Art of Irina

Art of Irina

Built with Wix

Irina Pandeva’s website includes a large painting on the homepage. The portfolio is divided into two sections: paintings and available art. The navigation menu also includes links to an about page, a contact page, and a blog.

Michelle Daisley Moffitt

Michelle Daisley-Moffitt

Built with Format

The layout and design of Michelle Daisley-Moffitt’s website are minimalistic. The white background is perfect for allowing the colorful paintings to be the center of attention. The portfolio is divided into recent work and archives for older work.

A few original items are for sale in a small shop powered by Format.

Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan

Built with Squarespace

Visual artist Sophie Khan’s website uses a splash page with a full-screen background image that rotates through some items from her portfolio. You’ll see the page shown above when you click the button to enter the site.

The design and layout are very clean, with a vertical navigation menu in the left sidebar. The “about” link opens up additional options to see the artist’s CV, press coverage, and artist talks.

Hannah Jacobs

Hannah Jacobs

Built with Wix

Hannah Jacob’s site uses a black background, and the homepage serves as the portfolio. The “showreel” page is a nice touch, with a beautiful video that showcases Hannah’s work. You can find a biography and contact details on the “about” page.

Maggee Day

Maggee Day

Built with Format

If you’re looking for an example of a simple but beautiful portfolio, be sure to check out Maggee Day’s site. The site uses a minimalist design, and has very little information aside from the visuals in the portfolio. The bio is very brief, and a contact page rounds out the site.

Isabelle Follath

Artist Websites - Isabelle Follath

Built with Squarespace

I love the hand-drawn logo of Isabelle Follath’s site. The layout is clean and simple. Portfolio items are organized into three categories, with links to each in the primary navigation menu. The only other page on the site is the “about” page, which includes a bio, picture, and contact information.

Nicole Xu

Nicole Xu

Built with Squarespace

Nicole Xu’s site is simple and beautiful. The homepage showcases many colorful illustrations, and black & white illustrations are showcased in a separate collection. The “about” page includes a bio, a professional photo, a client list, features, plus a list of awards and recognition.

Signalnoise

Signalnoise

Built with Adobe Portfolio

Signalnoise is the portfolio of digital artist James White. The dark background helps the bold colors in his work to really pop. One of this site’s unique touches is the video on the “info” page. Visitors can get a better feel for James and his work by watching the short video.

Mathias Ball

Mathias Ball

Built with Squarespace

Mathias Ball’s site uses a white background with a subtle pattern on the edges of the design. The portfolio is divided into three categories, with links for each in the menu. The only other page on the site is the “about” page, which has a brief bio and contact form.

The colorful hand-drawn logo is a nice touch.

Joana Neves

Joana Neves

Built with Squarespace

Joanna Neve’s portfolio site uses a clean design, allowing the colorful illustrations to have all of the visitor’s attention. The portfolio is divided into two categories: illustration and character design. This site includes a “case study” page, which includes behind-the-scenes details about one of her projects.

Johanna Springer

Johanna Springer

Built with Squarespace

If you click on the images in Johanna Springer’s portfolio, you’ll see a description and additional details about the work. The site also includes a shop powered by Squarespace. One unusual detail about the site is that it has no “about” page with an artist bio, which I think is an essential detail that should be included.

Weitong Mai

Weitong Mai

Built with Squarespace

Weitong Mai’s portfolio links in the header open dropdown menus with links to specific projects. Aside from the portfolio items, the “about” page is the only other page on the site. Here you’ll find an artist bio, photo, and contact information.

Rafael Rix

Rafael Rix

Built with Format

The homepage of Rafael Rix’s portfolio uses a full-width slider to showcase several items from the portfolio. The “about” page includes a very brief bio. Overall, the site is clean and well-designed.

Squarespace Templates for Artists

Squarespace offers a large selection of templates, but I wanted to highlight a few of the best options for artists’ websites. Of course, you can also browse all of the Squarespace templates at their site.

Jay Montclaire

Sackett Woodworking

Sackett Woodworking

Mark Novo

Mark Novo

Ida Kester

Ida Kester

Gates

Helen Gates - Squarespace Template

Final Thoughts on Artist Websites

As a professional artist, your online portfolio is one of the best ways of showcasing your work. An artist’s website doesn’t need to be complicated. This page showcases many simple portfolio sites that do an excellent job of showcasing beautiful artwork and allowing visitors to get in touch. Take ideas and inspiration from these real-world sites and create a site that will help you grow your business.