There’s a lot of great stuff on Instagram. It’s become my own social network of choice over the last six months. As a visual-first social network, it’s perfect for artists. I’ve written about how artists can score quick wins by opening an Instagram account.
Below is a list of some of my personal favorite artists on Instagram. I follow a bunch more, but these are a few accounts that I think really stand out.
If you have an Instagram account, leave a link in the comments so I can follow you!
@alexpardee – right now he’s sharing some really scary and fun Halloween-themed art, but Alex has been one of my favorites for months.
The Spirit of The Great Pumpkin has answered my prayers!!! My favorite sculptor in all of the land @gregaronowitz not only created this incredible sculpted/molded/painted version of my “Cinderella Man” piece, but made a really cool video documenting the whole process. It’s so inspiring. The full video is up on @barnyardfx ‘s YouTube page (YouTube.com/users/barnyardfx). I’ve watched it 80 times it’s so rad. Thank you Greg!!!!!
@ashleylongshoreart.com – Ashley is a feisty, talented pop artist who generates massive sales from her Instagram account
Lets fucking party! #ashleylongshore #popart #wonderwoman View on Instagram
@enivo – I have more than a mild obsession with street art, so @Enivo makes me curious all of the time
Papo da Manhã View on Instagram
@joeyfeldman23 – I’ve had a couple of conversations with Joey and thoroughly enjoy talking to him and watching his daily sketches.
Self portrait #art #artist #abstract #contemporaryart #collage #paint #ink #draw #drawing #sketch #sketching #instaart #instagramart #instagramartist #artoninstagram #la #losangelesartist #losangelesillustrator View on Instagram
@joliekg – regular readers will recognize Jolie Guillebeau from her guest spot on the Creative Insurgents podcast – and yes, I’m still a big fan
Someone complained to me last week that I only show unfinished pieces of pottery here. I save most of the finished pieces for my newsletter, but here’s a shiny one that came out of the kiln last week. Love this glaze and that I can see myself in the reflection. #jkgpottery View on Instagram
@jorgecolombo – his dramatic black and white photography is a great contrast to the bright colors of the rest of my Instagram feed
@mrstash – one of the most popular photographers on Instagram, his daily #visualmaintenance photographs have inspired me to try all kinds of stuff
Road works #visualmaintenance #officiallimited View on Instagram
@richard_haines – I discovered Richard recently via a Vogue magazine article about artists on Instagram
Trinity Cocteau/Piaf/Bérard #trinity #cocteau #piaf #berard #paris View on Instagram
@samagram12 – coloring with Cheetos and generally being a rapscallion, I love this guy.
Ginger #spicey naturally applied artificial coloring her hair. #hotcheetos&takis #samflores #red25 View on Instagram
@klausbiesenbach – Director of MoMA, Klaus is one of the most influential people in the art world. Watch what he shares.
thinking of the amazing #kerryjamesmarshall exhibition at @davidzwirner during @friezeartfair View on Instagram
@TheAbundantArtist – then there’s me. If you want to follow my posts about art marketing, my obsession with street and food, then feel free!
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Love Instagram for getting art noticed @scarlettsometimes
It’s my time waster of choice for sure!! 🙂 @sarahwherryartist
Instagram has definitely been a huge source of inspiration for me. As I continue to hone in on my “style”, it’s a great way to see various techniques that other artists are using.
I love Instagram as well! So perfect for visual artists who want to check in with some awesome creative, and keep their fans updated.
Some of my favorites:
and myself @werneckeadam
Love Instagram! I’m at the stage where I am following far more than follow me, but I post consistently and comment on others’ pictures. @amytanathorn
Alex pardee is one of my favorites! Mine is @hetedder
Good morning : ) Instagram is like the best picture book ever created! http://instagram.com/stachaconboy
Cool. Instagram is my favorite. I go down this rabbit hole several times a day; Who am I kidding – I would live there if I could. @pamholderman
@nathanlorenzanaart great artist on Instagram ( realistic ball point pen artist )
Hey Cory, great stuff, check out @fabricebourrelly
Thanks for these Cory, I am definitely going to follow a couple here. My glass mosaics and inspiration are @jdaschel
I am obsessed with IG and my intuitive abstract art can be found @carolynmackin
Thanks so much for the heads up on the webinar! My photo based mixed media art can be found @judithmonroe on IG.
hi Cory. Looking forward to your updates re. Instagram and selling art. My account is @gillianjpearce
Hi Cory, I’ve been playing with Instagram for a couple of months now. Love it and have been exploring many of the photo editing apps its a cascading effect from one thing to another but I feel I’m in my element here just don’t know how to best utilize it, so I look forward to your new course. Find me @dmaxwellpainter
Hi Cory. Always learn so much from your articles. Instagram is FAAAABulous for us visuals! I am a painter of landscape and sometimes abstract cows(I live in New Zealand…what can I say!) My account is @jenniedegroot
I love instagram and that I can have it post simultaneously to Fbook. I’m trying to revamp my business and almost bailed on making art. Happy to find your page. @lisaloria is my instagram account.
I’m an artist and i’m definitely on instagram. follow me here: instagram.com/shaliatulze
I do oil paintings in palette knife style, My instagram account is @emiliespaintings
Thank you for all the wonderful useful information you give us. My instagram is @gladsart.
I just recently found this very helpful website. Thanks for the great up-to-date blog posts about selling artwork. Much appreciated! You can check my instagram out too – @kerickpd
as ever inspiring ideas… mine is @bea.art
I love instagram for personal use and just recently realized how it can help my art as well – really looking forward to that webinar! @evelyneverybody
Thanks as always Cory for your knowledge. I’ve been trying to post regularly on Instagram and Found that your tips on hashtags have started to increase my exposure check me out at @artist304
Just discovered your web home and signed up! I love finding a way to express concepts thru my palette knife paintings. Find me colorsofcynthiachristine
Hurd scary clowns are running wild in Pairs be safe. lol @danieltheartist62
Thanks for the post, Cory. I just started with Instagram a few weeks ago thanks to advice here. I’m surprised at how much I enjoy just looking at others’ work on there and I can see that it holds a lot of potential for increasing sales and reaching new fans. Looking forward to the coaching on the 18th! My account is @tomharoldart
Hi Cory, I love reading the abundant artist. My name is Izzy Kitching, I am 12 years old, I had my first exhibition when I was 11. I really want to soak up and learn as much as I can. This is one I am working on at the moment. When I grow up I want to be an artist and be able to make a living from it. So that is why I am doing so much to achieve that now. Thank you for such a great website Izzy.
And I don’t have an instagram account yet but reading the article that will be the next thing for me to do.
Great article. I had no idea just how important Instagram can be to an artist.
I just followed you there. Find me here: http://instagram.com/bethsawickie
TomHarold Thanks Tom, looking forward to seeing you there!
Seblington I love that you’re getting a jump on things now. You’re going to be so far ahead of the game!
Ezra Krzywokulski says
Have just stumbled up you Cory, at the perfect time. Just started putting my paintings out there on Instagram. What fun. Would love you to check out my paintings @ezra_k_artist
lisa bethan says
Thank you for all of your invaluable info! I am learning new ways of promotion and meeting great artists along the way! Mine is @clowncoffins
Iamlindaberg, on instagram 🙂
Lisa Hummel says
Great information, thanks so much!
Aloha from Hawaii!
Love this article and the great artists with great Art work!
Started since a few an Instagram: @IwazArt hope you like the Art 🙂
Molly pearce says
Great info! Thank you!
Sanesia Tillman says
I am new to the art world and will go to school for it soon. I’m soaking up as much information as I can. I recently created an Instagram account too! My account info is @SanesiaTillman_art
Nice little guide! Thank you!
Lew Brennan says
Another good article. Instagram is simply the best way of getting your portfolio out there and so user friendly.
Cindy McDonough says
Hi Cory, I just listened to your podcast with Antrese Wood at the Savvy Painter and am so happy to have found your website! What a great resource! Thank you! Instagram is for sure the best place to find and connect with new artists. You can find me at @cindymcd
Mary Bea McWatters says
I just heard you on EOfire and then discovered your website. Im excited to see where this new connection leads! you seem to have an abundance of wonderful information to offer. Thank you for doing what you love and helping others to do the same!
find me on Insta!
Johnny Tang says
Absolutely loving your site! It’s giving me hope as an artist!! I’d be honored if you would give me a follow:
Thanks for sharing Cory, Instagram is my favourite social media platform. I am over here @sanchiaillustration.
Christopher Burk says
Love your site!
Great list!! Please follow me:)
I’d love to know what you think!!
California native, living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. https://www.instagram.com/so_dina/
Janis Kirstein says
Hi, here’s my Instagram site! Would love to sell ! Please check out my site, any advice?
Laila Awad jamaleldin says
I am art painter . I would like to be friend with artists . Thank you Cory ! You are very good coaching !
Great article! I just joined Abundant Artist yesterday and I am so grateful for all of the information you have, I feel like a sponge right now! 🙂
Here is my IG account: @marytess.artist
And here are some of my favorite artists I follow on IG: @badwaycreative, @blahblahblanda, @ashleykunath
I just recently made my artist Instagram account and I am so happy I did–the positive feedback I get from this platform has really been a great motivator for me to keep on painting!
I am lost with so many “ways” in social media…it just “eats out” your time and patient..just leave me alone…art it’s not a obligation, it’s a curse!!
but just in case … @oromuloeye
Your instruction is very much appreciated. I look forward to it creating sales so I can afford your workshops. @jeanettedesigns I already get your emails. Thank you
I just started using Instagram, and it is incredible how much art is posted on there. So many great artists too!
Mine is @ploverlock
Robert Donise says
Great insight on some of the top Instagram artists. Thanks for sharing!
@rob_e_don to see my black and white “Burtonesque” drawings
Mary Delcourt says
Abstract expressionism, graphic design, illustration, just have a look.
Instragram account marydelcourt.
hi Guys , follow my photography instagram account @melodiiousdiariist, thank you
Mike Fields says
Check out http://instagram.com/mike.c.fields for amazing sculptures!
Helen Beech says
Great post Cory.
My Instagram handle is
Great article! Instagram is a great tool for promoting art. You can find me @tarnees_art
Great variety of artists, thanks Cory. Instagram is my favourite app for keeping up with what’s going on, it’s just such a beautiful format 🙂
My feed is @lauradaviesart
Paula Sugarman says
Having fun on Instagram. You can find me @paulasugarman
Thanks Cory! Really good, varied suggestions. I’ll check them out.
@deborahrushtonart and my latest project on IG is @mindfulnessmandalas
Elisenda Vila says
Really good stuff. I’m just starting to familiarize with Instagram. My account is @elisendavila
Jacquie Ramirez says
I have ALOT of favorites. I have a hard time picking out just 10. Some of my favorites are:
@audreymarielle11-If you like angel card readings she does that too.
@mystele1-She teaches whimsy art too.
My art instagram is @jacquieology . My personal instragram is @lllbrowneyedgirlll .
Ashlee Williamson says
Thanks! Good stuff! @ashlee_jenna_art
See my ig for my art: Instagram.com/wendybuiter
Jeffrey Greenwood says
Please take a look at my abstract art and photography . Thank you .
Be safe and well 🙂
Simon Cook says
I’m an artist from the South coast of Devon in the UK, I live on a high cliff that has unique light and space, affording a huge view across the sea with all its changing light and reflections. Have a look at my work on Instagram…
Hi, congrats for the great work. If you find the time, have a look at my work on instagram. Thanks
dhammadeep ambhore says
Really good artical. I’m an artist from india just starting to familiarize with Instagram. My account is https://www.instagram.com/dhammadeep_artist/
Tanya Marie Reeves says
Hi ? I have two Instagram feeds: one for my art @artconfessions and my private feed which is more family and everyday stuff… should they be combined???
I do actually have a third one @artconfessions.artsupplies which is for the art supplies side of my bricks and mortar Studio, Gallery & Art Supplies mostly aimed at locals… and another ? that is an spin off of a seperate blog from my art @freshandraw featuring female artists past and present. Should they all be combined???
Barbara franc says
Really enjoying your current #taaigchallenge. You are so generous with your fantastic advice, just wanted to say thank you my instagram is just my name @barbara.franc
Carol MacConnell says
I am trying to build my following. @carolmacconnell Thanks!
I love Instagram! It give me the inspiration I need, and it’s fun meeting People all over the world.?
Gordon Currie says
Great article – Very Inspiring!
Bart Levy says
I’d love to have you follow me! @bartlevyart
sara becker says
thank you for taking the time to post this! @sarabpaints
Palak Arora says
I’m an artist who just recently started an art account, would LOVE some support!! The username is colorsecretsss