Establishing an online presence helps to eliminate the barrier that has traditionally existed between the artist and the general public. It is important to own and maintain a website dedicated solely to your artwork. A website provides you a platform from which you can build your brand and market and sell your art. With options like Square and PayPal, artists have more options for selling online and don’t need to depend on the large conglomerate artist websites. A properly designed website can be as effective as having your art displayed in galleries.