My name is Simone Nijboer. I am a Dutch artist, and I am running a website and business called ArtNow. My mission is to support abstract artists all over the world to make art they love. One of the most important things for me is to connect (aspiring) artists, so we can learn from each other and give mutual support.
The ArtNow Community is a hospitable place, where we can share successes and struggles on the path of art-making. We can ask questions and give each other information about tools and materials. We can share our successes and tell what makes us happy and proud, but we don't need to 'keep up appearances' and show only the shiny side of our art-making.
The ArtNow Community is deliberately international. The main language will be English, but I hope that artists for whom English is not their first language will not hesitate to take part.
If you join the network, you become part of a community of like-minded artists. You will be able to share your (daily) paintings -or other forms of art-, you can ask questions about materials and techniques, and you can keep yourself and other artists accountable to continue creating art on a regular basis.
This network is in an experimental beginners-phase, so the community is still very small. Joining now is free. In the future I might charge a fee - it all depends on how the network develops. It is my explicit wish, though, to keep the barriers to join the ArtNow community as low as possible.
If you are an abstract artist, please join in! Everybody is welcome—beginning as well as advanced artists. And, of course, people who would love to start making art, but are hesitant to do so, are also most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you in the ArtNow Community, and I hope you get inspired to grow as an artist and support other artists to do the same.