Judging from the response to Mav's art guide
, there's a strong demand for inexpensive original art. Happily, Etsy abounds in talented artists who sell their work for $50 or less (often much less).
Sue Beyer is an Australian artist making the transition between graphic design and fine art. "Pointless Worrying"
($20) is an impassioned statement in the form of a print.
Harry Stooshinoff sells small-format paintings - mostly landscapes - in his Etsy shop, Paintbox
. His Canadian landscapes are full of factories, trout ponds, and even Quonset huts. Some of his paintings feel lonely to me, but not "Around the Turn"
($30) is a still life - a departure for the artist.
Mike Southern practices intaglio printmaking, a Renaissance technique that involves incising an image into copperplate. He sells prints through his Etsy shop
and his Web site
. The description of "Box Elder Bug"
($20) includes a comforting aside: "Nothing to worry about: they don't bite." Whew.
Altered Souls makes mixed-media collages. She uses color brilliantly in "Numbers"
Lara Cameron sells prints and jewelry in her Etsy shop, Kirinco
. "Armchair Love"
($15) boldly mixes patterns. NuitBlanche
showcases the work of Caroline Gaedechens, an illustration student in Hamburg. "Swanprint"
($13) is a print of an illustrated collage.
Susan Graham makes wire sculptures she calls "three-dimensional sculptures," like these pigeons