My name is Thaneeya McArdle, and I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. I started this website because I was getting so many questions through my personal art website, www.thaneeya.com, that my FAQ section was nearly overflowing.
I received questions from people with a passion and eagerness to learn about art, but who had no idea where to begin. People sent technical questions regarding materials I used or painting techniques. Others asked about the creative process.
So I decided, why not start a website that I can devote entirely to sharing my enthusiasm for art, while spreading useful and valuable knowledge? Thus, www.art-is-fun.com was born. Everyone can benefit; I get to wax eloquently about a topic I am passionate about, and you can glean the fruits of my knowledge and personal experience within the world of art-making!
Most of the art on this website was created by me. You can see some examples of my artwork on the right. When I do show the artwork of a great master or fabulous contemporary, the artwork is clearly identified according to artist and title of the piece, as well as a link to viewing more of their artwork. If there is no name attached to a piece of artwork on this site, then it means that it is one of my own creations!
On this website, I provide a background and overview of many aspects of art, organized by medium, subject matter, and style. Using mainly my own paintings and drawings as examples, I cover topics such as:
- art supplies/materials used
- thought process behind the art
- actual process of building the artwork
- the basic elements that make each piece "work"
If you want to know more about me as an artist and a person, or to know more about any particular artwork of mine, please visit my personal art website, www.thaneeya.com, where you can view an extensive gallery of my art and read a longer biography.
I see art as a transformational tool. Art offers a chance for us to see the world through new eyes, to contemplate ideas in a new light, and to open our minds to new ways of seeing, thinking and being. I truly hope that what you find on this site will inspire you to create your own art, and/or encourage you to share your unique vision with the world in some other creative way!
I welcome and appreciate all comments and questions! Feel free to send me a message.
You can also find me on social media. I'm most active on Facebook and Instagram.