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 my website. 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. While you're there check out my blog and sign up for my newsletter.
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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!