Artfinder is a Wonderful Guilty Pleasure
If you have never visited Artfinder, we heartily endorse it as one of the best internet sources for emerging artists across the globe. The site allows you to browse thousands of new artists working in a wide variety of mediums, sculpture, photography, paints, and mixed media. If you find a piece that you love, you can buy the signed original directly from the artist and the purchase is backed by a very reasonable return policy. We purchased several pieces as gifts over the holidays and were delighted with the quality and customer service.
From Artfinder: "We sell art that changes lives. Art that awakens our imagination, transforms our homes and expresses who we really are. At Artfinder we’re building a world where artists can make a living doing what they love. Where anyone can easily find and buy original art, no matter their taste or budget."
We recently purchased several ink drawings from Tashe who lives in the Ukraine. You can see her work here.
The only downside to Artfinder...you can spend hours on the site. So many incredible works of art.