About this site

The basic premise of this site is that:

Art is Fun!

and by "fun", I mean that art is:

What is art?

Hi! My name is Thaneeya McArdle and I'm the creator of this site and its content. I created Art-is-Fun.com in 2009 and since then, this site has reached over 30 million creative explorers like yourself!

My aim with Art-is-Fun.com is to offer up the various nuggets of art knowledge that I have acquired over the years, both in terms of practical, how-to knowledge, as well as educational information about various aspects of art. This site is designed to be a resource and inspiration for art lovers and enthusiasts of any skill level. Whether you're

  • a total beginner

  • an occasional dabbler, or

  • a seasoned aficionado,

you know that we all began our journey in more-or-less the same carefree way: finger-painting, sidewalk chalk, boxes of half-chewed Crayola crayons, and/or scribbling on living room walls. Those were the days of daydreams and doodling. Who says they have to end?

Whether it's background information about still lifes, an insight into what abstract art is all about, or a detailed explanation of how to paint photorealistically - this site provides a wealth of information for art enthusiasts at any level of practice.

This website isn't just for people who want to make art. Art-is-fun.com is also a great resource of art information for people who love art and want to know more about various aspects of art theory, art history, and the artistic process. This site will help you with your study and deepen your understanding of art.

In general, the content of this site can be of benefit to anybody seeking to live in a more creative and contemplative manner, with awareness of and appreciation for the world around them. Making art is but one tool for achieving this aim, and since it's my area of expertise, I am delighted to share my enthusiasm with the world!

If you’re interested, you can read even more about my inspiration for starting this site.

In 2022 I launched a new section of this site, Courses.Art-is-Fun.com, offering fun online art classes with detailed video lessons, so you can learn my favorite art-making techniques at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home!

Keep in touch!

I enjoy adding new content to Art is Fun, whenever I have the time, because there is just so much to share! There are 2 easy ways to keep up-to-date with this site:

  • Sign up for my newsletter, which is sent out whenever there is something new to announce, such as new pages added to this site, or new courses added to Courses.Art-is-Fun.com. I typically send out a newsletter around 1-4 times per month. Your email address is 100% secure and will never be shared with anyone. Sign up here!

  • Follow me on social media. I'm most active on Facebook and Instagram, though I’ll be starting a brand-new YouTube channel soon for Art-is-Fun!


If you like Art is Fun, share it with others by posting a link to this site on your website, blog, Facebook page, etc!

I hope you enjoy wading through this site as much as I enjoy making it. Wishing you endless amounts of creative inspiration on your artistic journey!

Happy art-making!!

Please note that I spend a lot of time and energy developing the articles and tutorials you see on this site. Please do not copy or use my pages, or my images, without my permission. If you would like to seek my permission, please contact me here.

All the articles on this site are 100% original and created by me. If you happen to notice that any of the content on this site appears word-for-word on another site, it means that someone is using my content without permission and without providing proper credit. If that happens, please contact me to let me know. Thank you! 💖