Made With Color Blog

Made With Color Presents: The Installation And Sculptures Of Alexis Zoto

Posted on April 23, 2014





The work of Los Angeles artist Alexis Zoto is inspired by her Albanian Orthodox heritage, art history, antiquities, family stories and her personal experiences as a woman, wife and mother. Her work is distinctly feminine and feminist. The starting point of the work is found materials such as a piece of discarded furniture found on the street and family lore/cautionary tales. Often these stories highlight struggles with acculturation. Drawing from both from high and low culture as a source of inspiration and materials,  she uses buttons, birds, lace, plates, chandelier, motifs from traditional Albanian textiles, furniture parts, and evil eye amulets in her work to connect the past to the present, the personal to the public, and the intimate to art history.

 via Beautiful/Decay

New Features: Hidden Pages & Category lists

Posted on February 25, 2014


Made With Color is happy to announce two handy new features that users old and new will love. The first is our most requested feature, the ability to hide pages without deleting them. If you’re not ready to delete a page, but don’t want it to appear on your site for now, simply click the “eye” icon and it will turn from blue to grey, indicating this page is now hidden.


This is handy if you’re setting up a page, but it’s not ready to be viewed or if you’re wanting to hide an old page but aren’t ready to delete it just yet.


MWC has also added a handy new feature to the blog. Now you can easily see the categories you’ve assigned in the past in your editing window, simply click on any of the items listed under “Previous Categories” to assign those categories to the blog post you’re editing.

Haven’t tried out Made With Color yet? What are you waiting for? Have you’re site up and running in as little as thirty minutes. Building a professional, sleek website has never been easier.

Categories: mwc news, new feature

Made With Color Presents: Kristin Bauer Turns Words Into Art

Posted on February 10, 2014


This week we bring you the works of Arizona based artist Kristin Bauer.

Kristin Bauer wants you to not only read her artworks visually but literally as well. Working in a wide array of media from neon to assemblage to painting, Bauer combines and mixes high and low iconography, imagery, and texts that will make you play a mental game of connect the dots. Unlike most stories however, Bauer’s works aren’t supposed to have a beginning, middle, and end – leaving the viewer to fill in the blanks between her references to anything from Renaissance sculpture to Jayne Mansfield, Shakespeare to Spielberg films, The Great Gatsby to Cheap Trick.


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Made With Color Presents: Roni Feldman, Visual Explorer

Posted on February 10, 2014



Website builder Made With Color helps artists create well-designed and mobile/tablet responsive websites in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code.This week we are pleased to present the work of Roni Feldman.

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Made With Color Presents: Mark Francis Williams’ Ghostly Portraits

Posted on January 01, 2014



This week we are pleased to present the work of Mark Francis Williams.

The powerful black and white monoprints of Romanian artist Mark Francis Williams look like eroding ghost-like portraits of ancestors who passed many decades ago. In a constant flux between abstraction and representation, the haunting figures appear and disappear over and over again like a distant memory that you can’t quite put together but also can’t forget.


Read more at Beautiful/Decay

Made With Color Presents: Janet Decker Yanez’s Hallucinogenic Portraits

Posted on January 01, 2014


This week we are happy to share the work and website of Janet Decker Yanez.

Nashville, Tennessee based artist Janet Decker Yanez latest series of paintings “Unwinding Sheets” is a psychedelic exploration of portraiture, color, and abstraction. Using furniture moving pads and spray food coloring, Yanez’s experiments have taken her on a hallucinogenic ride full of colorful possibilities.



via Beautiful/Decay


Made With Color Presents: Evelyn Henriquez’s Struggle And Transformation Of The Female Body

Posted on January 01, 2014


This week we are happy to share the work and website of Evelyn Henriquez.

The Water Box series was conceived by Evelyn Henriquez as a further exploration of the body, specifically the female form, portrayed in a moment of struggle and perhaps transformation where the lines between fear, anxiety, comfort and resolution become blurred. This initial idea translated into images of an adult woman confined to a 48″ x 15″ x 17″  fish tank.  In each instance, the model was left to reconcile herself with the water, the tank, and ultimately with her own body. The resulting images capture this process; a psychological, emotional, and physical state that, though under the watchful eye of the camera lens, magnifies the isolated, insulated, and at times meditative state of each model.

Read More at Beautiful/Decay

Made With Color Presents: Kyle Stewart’s Offbeat Illustrations

Posted on January 01, 2014


Website builder Made With Color doesn’t just help artists create minimal and mobile/tablet responsive websites but allows them to do so in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code.This week we are happy to share the work hilarious and offbeat illustrations of Kyle Stewart.

Canadian illustrator Kyle stewart is currently working on his Illustration degree at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). When Stewart isn’t busy hitting the books at OCAD he is churning out his pop culture laced mixed media illustrations, in watercolor, collage, and number two pencil. Influenced by everything from 80′s and 90′s sitcoms (Alf!) and action movies (Robocop!) to his early years of skateboarding, Stewart’s strong sense of line and bold color comes through in all his works making us laugh with him at his subtle alterations to the pop icons that we all know and love. 


See the rest of the article at Beautiful/Decay 

Made With Color Presents: Colin Roberts Twisted Sculptures

Posted on October 23, 2013




This week we bring you the work of Los Angeles based artist Colin Roberts. Robert’s work consists of sculpture, drawings, and installation that deal with the subject of psychic fragility. At times grotesque (see flesh book above) or humorous (see obese wooden figure above), his work is an exploration of the human condition which employs the tactics of both surrealism and abject art. The work evokes familiar imagery and obscures it in uncanny and fantastical ways. By using lexicons common to everyday life, the pieces have the ability to cross significant cultural, social and psychic boundaries.

Read the rest at Beautiful/Decay


Made With Color Presents: Marie Irmgard’s Gestural Paintings

Posted on October 09, 2013



Each week we join forces to bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers working today who use Made With Color to create their clean and sleek websites. Website builder Made With Color doesn’t just help artists create minimal and mobile/tablet responsive websites but allows them to do so in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code.This week we are happy to share the work of talented painter Marie Irmgard.

Berlin based artist Marie Irmgard’s paintings are a dizzying swirl of gesture, form, and abstraction. Each painting is suspended in a state between abstraction and depiction, ever fluctuating between now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t. Both the subject matter and the method of the paintings contains the tensions of contradiction – the paintings are created in an madman’s spontaneous loss of control and at the same time the precise brushstrokes and compositions shows extreme control.

There is something violent and dangerous about Irmgard’s paintings – her still-life flower paintings is in the borderline of beauty, death and decay and fluctuates between the repulsive and the seductive, objects decaying into abstraction.

Irmgard’s source material is combining history and story; autobiographical reminisces are put alongside with present day commercials. Pieces of a Delacroix painting are transformed into turbulent layers and swirls in a contradicting combination of eloquence and clumsiness. She uses trash form her studio, organic waste, broken mechanical objects to create a hybrid iconography that is full of melancholy but also hope. Irmgard uses acrylic and ink and will often leave her work in big jugs or bathtubs – so that both the wooden frame and the canvas are soaked in paint-water. Up to the point where both the wood and the cloth is almost decomposing – she will experiment in just how worn and ugly can you make a piece and still save it – how much can you kill a painting and still bring it back to life.

See more of Marie Irmgard’s paintings on her new site built on the website building platform here.


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Made With Color Presents: Morgynn Hanner’s Black and White Portraits

Posted on October 02, 2013



 Made With Color helps makers build their artists space on the web. Every Made With Color site comes with a built-in mobile site and is totally responsive for smart phones and tablets. This week we’re happy to bring you the work and website of photographer Morgynn Hanner.

Morgynn Hanner’s captivating black and white images are Inspired by feminine beauty, the dark and strange, and eras long since past. Combining darkroom experiments and digital alterations, Hanner combines a variety of media from polaroids to large format photographs to create haunting yet delicate photographs of a cast of young girls who could be models in edgy european fashion magazines or teen girls up at night blasting loud music and playing pretend. The result is a unique glimpse into a larger narrative with no end about beauty, youth, freedom, and the unknown.


Read more at Beautiful/Decay

New Feature: Gallery Background Colors

Posted on September 26, 2013



Changing the background color of our thumbnail gallery is the number one requested feature we've had this year (besides launching our mobile version). You asked and we listened, and now changing the background color is as easy as using any other features on our site. When you have your editing window open and choose the thumbnail gallery, you can toggle between black and white backgrounds for your artwork. 










Categories: mwc news, new feature

Made With Color Presents: Scott Greenwalt’s Fantastical Cosmic Worlds

Posted on September 24, 2013




Each week we bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers working today who are using Made With Color to create clean and sleek websites that are optimized for desktop, mobile, and tablet. Made With Color sites aren’t just good looking, they also feature powerful yet simple backend which allows anyone to create a professional site with just a few clicks.This week we are excited to share the detailed paintings of Scott Greenwalt.

Oakland based painter Scott Greenwalt’s dense paintings sway back and forth between abstraction and representation in a nervous frenzy. With references to cosmic galaxies and the human nervous system, his otherworldly paintings weave both the familiar and the unknown through one another creating ornate futuristic worlds.

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September Art Fairs

Posted on August 29, 2013


Here's a list of the art fairs happening in September:

20/21 British Art Fair
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore 
The best fair for modern and contemporary
 British art
Sep 11 - 15, 2013


SH Contemporary Fair
Shanghai Exhibition Center
SH Contemporary Fair hosts modern and contemporary galleries
Sep 13 - 15, 2013


Expo Chicago
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue 
The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art & Design
Sep 19 - 22, 2013


Art Platform - Los Angeles
A contemporary and modern art fair committed to the growth of greater Los Angeles as an international art capital

Categories: art events

Made With Color Presents: Jonah Fernandez Olson

Posted on August 28, 2013




Los Angeles based artist Jonah Fernandez Olson uses printmaking, rubbing, drawing, collage, and other markmaking techniques to investigate the process of landscape formation and the relationships between changing and static, internal and external personal environments. Recently he has been creating work focusing on the San Gabriel Mountains, the fastest growing and fastest eroding mountain range in the world.

“In my case, “drawing” is the formation of any object, and the object acts as landscape.  I believe land formation, at its core, is no different from drawing, and the artist forms landscapes in a way that is no different in essence from how the earth’s surface is self generating, or how anything is created.

The creation, collection, and re-appropriation of elements colliding to form a topographical object is the drawing.  The studio is the “core” containing his ephemeral detritus. Here, material has been melted down, eroded, and regurgitated into layers.  Color is used as it surfaces in availability and necessity.  Formations become descriptive or obscure.  Landscapes endure, or they die at a faster rate and re-enter the core.  The crust is fluid. “





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Made With Color Presents: Travis Collinson

Posted on August 08, 2013



Beautiful/Decay has partnered with premiere website building platform Made With Color to bring you some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today. Made With Color allows you to create a website that is professional and easy to use with just a few clicks and no coding. This week we bring you the delightfully  skewed paintings of Travis Collinson whose gleaming white and minimal website was built using the platform.

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Made With Color Presents: Michael Alvarez

Posted on July 23, 2013



Each Tuesday we bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers working today who are using Made With Color to create clean and sleek web sites. Made With Color makes it easy to make a website; MWC websites aren’t just easy on the eyes but feature powerful yet simple backend which allows anyone to take web design into their own hands with just a few clicks. We’re excited to share with you the dense and detailed paintings of Los Angeles artist Michael Alvarez.

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July Art Fairs

Posted on July 09, 2013

Here's a list of art events happening in July taking place this weekend. 

artMRKT Hamptons 2013
Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Highway
A contemporary and modern art fair that will feature 40 leading galleries from across the U.S. who will present painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation in a boutique setting. Opening Night Preview benefiting the Parrish Art Museum
Jul 11 - 14, 2013


60 Millstone Road, Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark 
ArtHamptons is one of the nation’s premiere summer fine art fairs
Jul 12 - 14, 2013

Categories: art events

Made With Color Presents: Super Future Kid

Posted on July 09, 2013


This week we are excited to share the colorful and magical work of London based painter Super Future Kid.

Welcome to the fantastical world of Super Future Kid, where scale constantly shifts, pet kittens fly through space, My Little Pony’s are battle ready, and cotton candy and ice cream cover the ground.  SFK’s paintings depict a flourescent hued world where childhood and adolescence merge, forming a state of wonder, surprise and uncertainty; where the past blends with the future.

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June Art Fairs

Posted on June 05, 2013

 Here's a list of art fairs happening all over the world during the month of June:


Volkshaus Claraplatz, Rebgasse 12  
PrintBasel hosts contemporary graphic art galleries
Jun 1 - 30, 2013


Design Miami in Basel 2013
Design Miami is the global forum for design
Jun 11 - 16, 2013


SCOPE Basel 2013
Kaserne Basel, Klybeckstrasse 1b
SCOPE Basel 2013 will provide an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to experience a view of the contemporary art market
Jun 11 - 16, 2013


Art Basel
Halls 1 and 2, Messe Basel, Messeplatz 
Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa
Jun 13 - 16, 2013


Categories: art events

Made With Color Presents: Asad Faulwell

Posted on June 04, 2013


Beautiful/Decay has partnered with premiere website building platform Made With Color  to bring you exclusive artist features. Each week we join forces to bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers who use Made With Color to create their clean and sleek websites. Made With Color doesn’t just help artists create gorgeous websites but allows them to do so in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code. This week we’re happy to bring you the work and site of Los Angeles painter Asad Faulwell.




Made With Color Presents: Roya Falahi

Posted on May 21, 2013




It's Tuesday and once again time for us to Partner with Beautiful/Decay to feature one of our Made With Color users. This week we're featuring Roya Falahi.

You can read the full post here.

Made With Color Presents: Britton Tolliver

Posted on May 14, 2013

We've partnered with Beautiful/Decay to bring you a new artist every week that uses Made With Color. This week we've featured Britton Tolliver.


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May Art Fairs

Posted on May 01, 2013


Here's a list of art fairs happening all over the world during the month of May:

PULSE New York
125 West 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion 
PULSE is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art.
May 9 - 12, 2013


Frieze Art Fair | New York
Randall’s Island Park 
Situated on Randall‘s Island, Manhattan, Frieze New York includes 180 of the world‘s leading contemporary galleries
May 10 - 13, 2013


artMRKT San Francisco
Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street at Brannan 
The Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair with an Opening Night Preview benefitting the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
May 16 - 19, 2013


Art Basel in Hong Kong
6/F Luk Kwok Centre, 72 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai 
The debut show will present more than 250 of the leading galleries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world
May 23 - 26, 2013


C/ San Joaquín 12, 3ºD 
MadridFoto is an international photography fair that hosts emerging and contemporary galleries
May 23 - 26, 2013

Categories: art events

Top 4 Online Marketing Tools Every Creative Professional Needs

Posted on April 30, 2013

 You’re a creative professional and there are tools we all need to succeed online, whether you’re a photographer, hair stylist, fine artist, graphic designer or any other kind of creative person.

 I’ve seen the power of social media at work time and time again, someone shares your work via Facebook and next thing you know you’re getting an email from an interested buyer, client or new fan. Setting up your social media network can be overwhelming and daunting but we’ve come up with an essential list to get the most exposure possible for your work.


  1. Website- this tool is a no brainer and this is where we come in. is an easy, affordable and attractive option for creative professionals looking get their website up and running in an afternoon. You can create a sleek and elegant site, and visit our Knowledge Base for tutorials on how to trick out your site and integrate all the social media outlets you use.

    But why do you need a site? Your website is the easiest and, using MWC, the most affordable way to showcase your work. A business card is great, but nothing beats the exposure a website can bring you. Once you’ve built your site and you can start your online marketing outreach by emailing your site to blogs, buyers and prospective clients. Using keywords that pertain to your industry on your site and in your blog posts makes you easy to find in search engines and exchanging links with other sites also improves your site’s ranking in searches.

  2. Twitter- I know what you’re thinking, I don’t need ANOTHER social media account to keep track of, but twitter is a powerful tool that can help people find your work. The best part is that you can feed your posts in from Facebook or Instagram straight to your twitter feed so you only have to create content once and get more mileage out of your content. Check out this tutorial on how to connect your Facebook Feed to your Twitter account.

    Another way for people to find you on twitter is through the use of hashtags. These descriptive phrases help people find the content you are posting. If you’re a makeup artist that specializes in Before & Afters then try using a hashtag like #beforeandafter or #MUAbeforeandafter. If you’re a fine artist try using hashtags like #fineart #painting #fineartsculpture, etc. You can read more about how to use hashtags here and here.

    Add a twitter follow button to your Made With Color site, visit our tutorial to find out how.

  3. Facebook- You can choose to have a separate business page for your work or add clients as friends to your regular Facebook page. Either way sharing updates about your work helps keep you and your services fresh in people’s minds. Cultivating your Facebook relationships can help you sell work, find new clients and advertise your wares.
    Facebook also offers really affordable and effective advertising, visit this page to learn more about Facebook ads. You can read more about setting up a Facebook Business Page here.

    Want a Facebook like button on your page? Visit our tutorial to find out how.

  4. Instagram- The Instagram mobile app is a platform made for visual people. It’s a great way to share a painting in progress, your new design project or any bit of your visual creations. It’s easy and intuitive to us and best part is that streaming to your Facebook and Twitter pages from Instagram is so easy.

    Like twitter, Instagram users assign hashtags to their photos to make them searchable by the public. Using strategic hashtags will help you get more exposure for your work. You can add instagram to your Made With Color site, check out our tutorial to find out how.


You can choose to use all of these tools or just the ones that make sense to you but it’s important to keep in mind that having a strategic presence on all of these platforms compliment each other and help you gain the most exposure for your work.


Cooper Union School of Art Student Exhibitions

Posted on April 29, 2013


If you're in New York City, Cooper Union's Student Exhibition is happening tomorrow
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Presentations by Odessa Straub & Francisca Wistuba, Victoria Sobel, Theresa Zeitz-Lindamood, Anna Vila, Ariel Jackson, and Exchange & Mobility students.

For more info on the location and exhibitions visit the event page on the Cooper Union site. 

Categories: art events, new york

Los Angeles Area MFA Open Studios Schedule

Posted on April 26, 2013

One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the multitude of art events all over the city. 

Here's a schedule of the upcoming graduate student open studios for UCLA, UC Irvine and Claremont University. 

The first one on the list is UC Irvine's MFA Graduate Open Studios happening tomorrow.
Saturday, April 27th 2013 from 2 to 6 pm. 



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Categories: mwc news, art events

Made With Color Presents: Christian Rex van Minnen

Posted on March 27, 2013

Christian Rex van Minnen created his site using Made With Color. We presented his work on the Beautiful/Decay blog. We've partnered with Beautiful/Decay to feature an artist who uses Made With Color each week on their blog.

Read more at Beautiful/Decay.


Categories: user spotlight, mwc news

Adding a Favicon to your site

Posted on March 19, 2013

What is a Favicon? 

favicon pron.: /ˈfævɪkɒn/ (short for Favorite icon), also known as a shortcut iconWeb site iconURL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more[1] small icons, most commonly 16×16 pixels, associated with a particular Web site or Web page.

See the image below 

You can create your own favicon easily by following the tutorial in our Knowledge Base. 

Categories: tutorials

Featured Site: Wendell Gladstone

Posted on October 30, 2012

LA Based artist Wendell Gladstone recently made the switch to Made With Color. He contacted our support staff to let us know that he got his website up and running in one afternoon. We love to hear stories like that. Welcome to the roster Wendell!



Categories: user spotlight

Welcome to Made With Color

Posted on October 30, 2012

Hello People of the Web!!

Thanks for joining us here at Made With Color, we're happy to have you. This blog is where we'll highlight our newest features, themes and other news as it happens. Please check back to keep up to date on the latest MWC news. 

We'll also be featuring our favorite websites built with Made With Color, yours could be next! 

If you have any questions please email our support staff at support [at] 


Categories: mwc news