Welcome to Artisan’s website!
Our website is an extension and reflection of what Artisan is as a company. We began on Canyon Road in Santa Fe in 1975. The current four owners all began as retail clerks and have worked together for over 20 years. We have two retail stores in Santa Fe and Albuquerque that have employees who are mostly artists dedicated to their art and helping you with yours. Our website is competitively priced with other internet art material sites from much larger companies. Please visit our stores in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, call or click, and allow us an opportunity to earn your business.
Prices so low, they’re available online only. Our online store is also just a button away (red links on right). Please note that, like most online stores, Artisan online pricing is different than in-store pricing. Online you do all the work and the order is filled. All purchases are shipped to you directly.
Budding Artist WINNERS!
Ana Elaine Hernandez & Alicia Stewart!
These artists will be invited into the store and be given a Fellowship orientation and receive their prize. We’re introducing them to you right here, and will be sharing more about them in the coming months. We are so excited to these talented young people to be a part of our first Budding Artist program!
Ana Elaine Hernandez
NM School for the Arts
When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist?
“I don’t know about an exact moment when I realized ‘Oh, you know what? I’m an artist.’ I have always been creative, and I have always looked at the world in a different or artistic way.”
Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist?:
“Ever since I was extremely little I have loved to paint and draw, and my biggest dream ahas always been to become an artist.”
Cool Item of the Month
Williamsburg Oil Paints
Reflecting and projecting history.
Color is a living language. Creative currents ebb and flow while science moves pigments to the forefront and pulls other into obscurity. A display of Williamsburg Handmade Oil colors shows the cycle of history.Here, we present three colors from the Williamsburg palette. Each with its own place in history, and because of their inherent beauty and personality, they should also have a place on your palette.
The color of emeralds, this was the favorite green of the French Impressionists, central to the palettes of Monet, Van Gogh, Canne, and Renoir, among many others. Its translucent, blue-green tones cannot be matched by a blend of other colors. Never strident or artificial in appearance, it has an almost earthy, mineral feel that allows it to sit comfortably within a painting. Williamsburg grinds it to a velvety surface, rather than the more glossy sheen common to Phthalo and Sap Greens. Mixed with white it can almost feel blue, yet blended with yellow can generate a wide range of leafy landscape greens.
Like peeling back the shadowed skin of a tangerine to reveal the bright golden notes hidden inside, Williamsburg’s Alizarin Orange explodes with color. From the tube its masstone hovers between saffron a
nd paprika, with a mid-tone note of russet-orange that is moody and alluring. But none of that prepares you for the vivid, hot streaks of yellow left by your brush pushing the paint across the canvas, or the infusion of warmth it provides in glazes. Its most vivid and dazzling moments hide just beneath the surface.
Inspired by the crisp, bright blue, Celeste enamel found on the finest Louis XV Sevres porcelain. It is opaque yet airy, dense yet luminous, it is the blue of a clear sky at noon. But its usefulness goes well beyond landscapes. Blend with warmer earth colors for steely grays, pull a touch into skin tones to create shadows, or go electric by playing off its nearly perfect complement of Williamsburg Cadmium Red Vermilion.
Descriptions of colors, or even close examination of paintings that employ these colors, cannot do them justice. You must experience these colors. Ask for the special sample set containing these three colors next time you visit your Williamsburg retailer.
FREE SAMPLE BOX
Purchase one tube of Williamsburg Oil at Artisan’s Santa Fe or Albuquerque store, and receive a box of three sample Williamsburg Oil Paints.
Available at Artisan’s Santa Fe & Albuquerque stores.
Artisan Employee’s Art Gallery
We have such a creative group of employees and are very proud of them and their artwork. Check out the Artisan Employee’s Art Gallery homepage and let us know what you think.
Artist of the Month
Meet Michele Tisdale. Michele has been able to study with many accomplished artists, and strives to emit strong emotions, tone and warmth in her oil paintings. Beyond the joy of painting there is the wonder and chance to share the work with others.
To see our past featured artists, go to Past Featured Artists
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