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Upcoming Changes at the Art Colony

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Member Spotlight: Ernst Grillhiesl

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Monthly Theme - August 2015

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(July 18, 2015) Member Spotlight: Ronald L. Oliver

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Whimsical, Fantasy, Surreal Art

This group is where you can share and discuss anything related to whimsical art, fantasy art and surreal art. Basically, any art that is born from your imagination, that isn't a direct representation of reality, but rather a fun twist on the world around or within you!See More
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Abstract Art

A group for people who create abstract art.  Share your abstracts here! Ask questions about making abstract art and learn some new techniques.
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"my second sculpture. "
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About Me

I am an artist, writer, traveler and founder of this website. In 2011 I created The Art Colony as a sister site to, which I founded in January 2009 as a fun way to share my art knowledge with people around the world.


Since then, Art is Fun has grown faster than I could have imagined.  I was getting so many emails from artists of all types and abilities - all who had unique experiences, valuable insights, and special talents to share.  I just knew I had to find a way for all of Art is Fun's thousands of daily visitors to connect with one another, share their art and help each other out with techniques and ideas.


Thus, The Art Colony was born in May 2011!


It's been a joy to watch the community blossom over all these years, but by 2015 my personal and professional schedule had grown so busy that I could no longer run The Art Colony. In September 2015, I handed the site over to one of the moderators, Jane Miles (aka cheekyjane). I'm so grateful that she offered to take over the ownership of this community! Now I look forward to participating on The Art Colony as a regular member. :)


You can see a lot of my art in my Art Colony gallery here, as well as on my website,

My art can be purchased as originals and prints


My art is also available in a wide variety of fun items, such as: t-shirts, iPhone cases, stickers, and more


You can see the full range of my goodies at

These days I'm busy creating art for publishing and licensing. You can see all of my published books and calendars on my Amazon Author page:

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Thaneeya McArdle's Blog

Traveling Artist

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 5:58am 14 Comments

Last year, my husband and I decided it was time to live out our dream of exploring the world.

We gave most of our stuff to Goodwill, put the rest in storage, and embarked on a nomadic journey that has so far taken us to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. After that, who knows?! We've pared down all of our day-to-day material belongings to fit into 2 checked bags and 2 carry-ons, and we're loving it! Thanks to the Internet, we can still conduct business as usual (and I…


Sarasota Chalk Festival: Graffiti, Murals and More (Part 3)

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

The Sarasota Chalk Festival included not only chalk art, but also graffiti, murals and live performances! Since there was so much art to see in the weeklong event, I've divided my blog coverage into 3 parts:

  • Part 1 provides an overview and displays some outstanding chalk art (click here for Part 1)
  • Part 2 discusses anamorphic 3-D pavement art (…

Sarasota Chalk festival: 3-D / Anamorphic Chalk Art (Part 2)

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

Earlier this month I got to see some really cool 3-D chalk art at the Sarasota Chalk Festival, such as this large drawing by a team of Dutch artists led by Leon Keer:

You can click on the images in this post to view them a bit larger.

The amazing thing about these "anamorphic" sidewalk paintings is that they look…


Sarasota Chalk Festival: An Overview with Lots of Photos (Part 1)

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 4:00am 12 Comments

Earlier this month I attended the Sarasota Chalk Festival, which happened to take place just down the street from where I live!

Since it was so close, I was able to walk to the festival every day to see how the art progressed. This post contains a lot of photos and a run-down of the event. (There are actually so many photos to share that I'm going to…


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At 7:04am on July 27, 2016, Shazia Bashir said…

Thanks Thaneeya, I am a member of the art colony for a few years now. Just that post things up occassionally as busy in a full time job. Thanks for your warm welcome and making me feel at ease. I love the site.

At 11:42pm on July 9, 2016, sailaja said…
Hi thaneeya please add me in abstract art and I would like to learn abstract art by step by step. So please gv me some hints to start
At 8:23am on February 13, 2016, Gordon M said…

Many thanks Thaneeya!

At 11:13pm on January 6, 2016, Madelyn Peca said…

I find this site to be very interesting and open to all individuals who want to express their own art.

Liketo go by my nick name of Maddie.

At 12:43am on January 1, 2016, Susan Pernot said…

I love elephants and have submitted a couple. I currently have one hanging in our local Thai restaurant. I am very proud of my elephants.



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