If you’re an artist, illustrator or photographer and want to make a website to display your artwork, my recommendation is to use WordPress. You will need a domain name, web hosting, WordPress and theme. This is what to do…

1. Get a domain name

The best solution and the cheapest is to buy a domain name from a company called Domaincheck, an excellent company who will help you. Domain name will cost you 10.49 for .co.uk per year, other art related domain names you could get is

.com for £13.99 per year
.photography for £18.00 per year
.gallery for £18.00 per year
.design for £44.00 per year
.photos for £18.00 per year

Buy a domain name

2. Buy Web Hosting

You will need web hosting, from Domaincheck, their telephone number is 0191 261 2252. They offer three types of hosting; the Basic hosting does not come with a database; you will need the Advanced hosting is ideal for WordPress, and the hosting package has a WordPress which you can install in a one-click.

 

web hosting

3. Build your website with WordPress

The best option for artists to make a website, I would recommend WordPress. I have done my site in WordPress using a Divi by Elegant Themes – Powerful, Flexible, Beautiful‎. The Divi Themes makes sense to me. So if you are new to building website, I would highly recommend this theme to you. It costs sixty-nine dollars a year.

Once you have your WordPress site and DIVI theme working you will be able to upload your artwork, I alway use Projects part of DIVI theme. Take a look at my art gallery.

WordPress projects

My Art Gallery

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 3

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 3

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 2

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 2

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 1

Two bridges in Newcastle – version 1

Urban balls in City Centre in Newcastle

Urban balls in City Centre in Newcastle

Coming home to Newcastle Central Station

Coming home to Newcastle Central Station

Urban Art in Gosforth – version 2

Urban Art in Gosforth – version 2

Urban Art in Gosforth

Urban Art in Gosforth

Spray Red Flowers in field

Spray Red Flowers in field

Koi Fish

Koi Fish

Koi Fish in Acrylics

Koi Fish in Acrylics

Ink doodle

Ink doodle

Yellow Daisy and green

Yellow Daisy and green

Pink and Purple Doodle

Pink and Purple Doodle

Yellow doodle

Yellow doodle

Blue Doodle

Blue Doodle

Orange Doodle

Orange Doodle

Geometric Grey Tints

Geometric Grey Tints

Flowers in circles, textiles design

Flowers in circles, textiles design

Flowers in circles, textiles design

Flowers in circles, textiles design

Grey flowers, textile design

Grey flowers, textile design

Red and Green Buildings

Red and Green Buildings

Pink Doodle

Pink Doodle

Women in Acrylics in 4 four colours

Women in Acrylics in 4 four colours

Kio Fish in Green

Kio Fish in Green

Acrylic Painting of Floral

Acrylic Painting of Floral

Newcastle Buildings

Newcastle Buildings

Watercolour Fish

Watercolour Fish

Square Doodle

Square Doodle

Robin Hood’s Bay Children

Robin Hood’s Bay Children

Purple squares surface design

Purple squares surface design

Purple triangles textile

Purple triangles textile

Sunflower

Sunflower

Red blue paisley

Red blue paisley

Great Ayton river and houses

Great Ayton river and houses

koi fish and flowers

koi fish and flowers

Winter collection

Winter collection

Spoons

Spoons

Orange black flowers

Orange black flowers

Oranges flowers

Oranges flowers

Black orange doodle

Black orange doodle

www painting

www painting

Grey blue boxes

Grey blue boxes

Green grass stripes

Green grass stripes

Purples flowers

Purples flowers

Flowers foliage

Flowers foliage

Watercolour of pot of plants

Watercolour of pot of plants

Cream and brown flowers

Cream and brown flowers

Orange zebra

Orange zebra

On the beach

On the beach

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

South Africa flowers

South Africa flowers

Great Ayton

Great Ayton

Apple in Acrylics

Apple in Acrylics

Tulips in gouache

Tulips in gouache

Red black paisley

Red black paisley

Two fish on a plate

Two fish on a plate

Suzie

Suzie

Goring by the sea

Goring by the sea

Watercolour paints box

Watercolour paints box

Christmas baubles

Christmas baubles

White zinggly flowers

White zinggly flowers

Red and blue paisley

Red and blue paisley

Saltburn by the sea pier

Saltburn by the sea pier

Daisy Flowers

Daisy Flowers