Top 12 Pinterest Boards for the Artist

By Nicole Tinkham

Have you ever come across a great idea, recipe, inspiration piece, or tip on the internet and couldn’t figureout how to save it? This is where Pinterest comes in handy. You can “pin” these great ideas to your Pinterest board so everything is together is one place. You can even view what other Pinterest users have pinned which is a great source of inspiration. If you’re new to Pinterest or just need some new inspiration, take a look at these Pinterest boards that we think are worth following.

Art: Tutorial

Art: Tutorial by Louise Smith is a great Pinterest board (especially for the painter) providing art tutorials with a ton of videos and almost 1,000 pins! Use this board when you want to start something new, gain inspiration, or learn a new technique.

UGALLERY: Artful Quotes

Every artist needs some motivation every once in awhile. This Pinterest board by UGallery offers 100 inspirational art quotes that will make you want to pick up a paintbrush immediately.


If you’re passionate about stamping and creating cards, this is the perfect board to follow with over 2,000 ideas pinned by Marilou Shepard.

There are so many great art inspiration boards out there that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one for this list. Here are a few inspiration boards with a focus so you can follow one or all that inspire you.

Watercolor Inspiration

This is a great board by Josie Esparza full of watercolor inspiration including color wheels, inspirational paintings, and even tutorials. With 1,681 pins, this board will keep you busy!

Zentangle Inspirations

Zentangle has become more and more popular. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, this Pinterest board created by Bonnie Fisher is sure to have something that catches your eye. Learn more about Zentangle in our previous blog post What is Zentangle?

Art – Gelli Plate

Gelli plate printing is another popular trend and we love this Pinterest board by Michelle ShellsintheBush because it shows hundreds of examples of what can be created with Gelli plates. To learn more about Gelli plates and how to use them, check out one of our previous posts here.

Art Journal Inspiration

This Pinterest board by Emie has 3,000+ pins with a variety of art journal techniques, ideas, and inspiration. She has 52 other boards to check out as well!

Pencil & Pen Art

161 Pins by Peggy Zeno of realistic drawings (both pen and pencil) that will instantly inspire you!

Colored Pencil Art

Amazingly detailed colored pencil art pinned by Kim Siehl!

Oil Painting Inspirations

This board by Sharon Whitin is full of oil painting inspiration with almost 800 amazing pins!

Sharpie Art

This Pinterest board (created by Debby VanderBloomen Bjarnarson) has 250 pins dedicated to Sharpie art. If you are a Sharpie lover, you’ll love this board! Also check out our blog post 5 Creative Things You Can Do With a Sharpie for more Sharpie ideas.

Colour, Technique, & Texture

Winsor & Newton has a wonderful Pinterest board filled with color inspiration. This is definitely one to check out!

This blog contains some of our favorite art Pinterest boards, however there are many other great ones out there. If you have a favorite you would like to share, please post a link in the comment box below. We can’t wait to see what inspires you! Don’t forget to follow the Keeton’s Pinterest page for product info, tutorials, inspiration, Professor PRINTston’s Wacky Wednesday facts, and more!

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