About Us

The Team Of Artists and Art Geeks Behind Art Ignition

Hello and welcome to Art Ignition. 

Regardless of where you are at on your creative journey, we are a community of artists, designers, and misfits that can’t wait to help.

  • Maybe you are here because you want to get better at drawing but don’t know where to start.
  • Maybe you have been out of the creative game for years, and are looking to get back into it.
  • Maybe you are struggling for motivation. You have tried everything, and nothing has stuck.
  • Maybe you are frustrated with people who don’t take you seriously as an artist (I’m sure we have all been offered work in exchange for “free exposure”)
  • Or maybe you are looking to take your art to the next level and make a full-time career or business out of it.

Whether you are an aspiring artist or an industry professional, there will be something useful for you on this site.

We are excited to have you here. Welcome.

The Team 

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes

Art Ignition Founder / Artist & Art Fanboy

Hi, I’m Nathan. I have been drawing, painting, sculpting and everything else creative, for as long as I can remember. (Ask my parents about the “amazing” finger paint wall murals. Truly a piece of art! *cough* )

Art can be fun, expressive and something to look back on and feel a sense of pride and achievement.

But it’s not always dancing unicorns and babies laughter. I understand that getting into art can often be intimidating, and a constant battle with yourself (particularly if you are a perfectionist like me).

However, I truly believe creativity is something for everyone. I will do my best to share the information you need on this site to improve your skillset, flourish and have a ton of fun along the way.

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Seema Misra

Art Nerd, Word Whisperer & Nature Lover

 Hello, I’m Seema, a communication specialist and urban sketch addict.

There’s always a watercolor kit in my bag – I fill in the pauses in my day with urban sketching. My friends and family are tired of food going cold and long waits – while I wrap up my sketch!

 Being self-taught, I’ve realized that we are often our own worst critics. There’s an artist in everyone. And, a space for all art styles. We just need to tap into the creative inspiration around us!

I’m here to share useful insights and tips to grow your art skills and confidence.  Let’s explore techniques and materials, experiment, have fun and break a few rules along the way!

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Chelsea Wells

Artist, Vagabond & Master Wordsmith

Hi, I’m Chelsea, an American freelancer who travels with a gigantic backpack. My interests include reading, playing instruments, and doing other introverted activities.

I’ve been drawing since I could hold a crayon and have picked up a few tricks along the way.

As an artist and art enthusiast, I’m interested in all that is art-related. I am here to write guides that will help others who also have an interest in artsy stuff. 

When I’m not writing “about me” sections, I’m writing articles. When I’m not writing articles, I’m painting awesome things.

If you pay close attention to what I write here, you may one day become awesome, too. 😉

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Emil Jadersten

Writer, Artist, General Creative Madman

Hello. I’m Emil, and I’m a big enthusiast of artistic uses for technology.

From art pieces and short stories to music and terribly glitchy games, I’ve always loved creating digital stuff. Ever since, as a bright-eyed little tyke, I first come into contact with the not-so-bright MS Paint 95.

It had me at Ctrl + Z.

I’ve sank countless hours into a myriad of software since, and three years studying graphic design and multimedia.

Outside of the digital world, I enjoy playing music and traveling the world. With a laptop crammed full of creative software of course.

I have a passion for learning and teaching, and I’m confident that you can learn from my articles.

Why Did We Build This Website?

Art Ignition was created from the need for real, actionable advice based on first-hand, real-world experience that would truly impact artist’s creative endeavours in a concrete way: helping them improve their art and make more money.

This is done through sharing helpful tips, quality info, and valuable resources for artists of all skill levels.

And we want to create that with a group of awesome people!

Working with other experienced and successful artists, we will give you simplified and actionable advice to advance your art.

However, the main person we want to talk to is you. We want to know what you are dealing with. we might not have all the answers, but we’re determined to find those who do and get the information from them.

Is there a particular skill you are looking to develop? Are you wondering whether a particular course is worth your time or money? Or are you wondering how you can start making money from your artwork? If so, contact us today.

We will work with you and do our best to solve the problem rather than taking shots in the dark.