A lot of times, we can hate on social media and the effect is has on our lives. But, as an independent artist, I have used them a lot, and I have to say, I wouldn't be nearly as successful or probably even able to live as a full time artist at all without them. But beyond the business benefits for ME, I love social media for a few reasons- especially when it comes to art. It lets me share my art with a lot of people, which is great... but I also get to SEE art that I would probably otherwise never come into contact with. I can explore and keep up on other artist's works, even though we've never met or live hundreds if not thousands of miles apart.
I find that Instagram is definitely the best "art browsing" site, and there are a few accounts that I always look forward to and pay special attention to. I'll list just some of them below, and if you want to see some cool, current art, take a look!
I love these sites because it also gives us a chance to share experiences, inspiration and context. I know there is something to be said for living in the moment without pulling out a phone, but I also think that social media, if used right, can challenge us to actually pay MORE attention to those moments that make our souls light up. Anyways, feel free to comment with your Instagram account handle if you'd like, follow mine and say hello! Happy posting!