I have removed both my art and photography WordPress sites, and combined them into a single website under the wildlife.graphics domain hosted on the Fine Art America/Pixels.com platform. While I would prefer to have more flexibility in web design than that platform offers, I joined them for the following reasons:
- The platform is very artist-friendly, with many well-known artists and photographers on board.
- The platform offers integrated shopping functions to purchase prints, cards, and other items that utilize the images I upload.
- All work that I upload to my personal site is also available on their larger site with other artists.
- They provide an app that integrates with my Facebook page, allowing visitors to shop directly on Facebook.
All art and illustrations that I create will be uploaded there as soon as they are completed. All wildlife and nature photography that passes review by one or more stock photography sites that I belong to will also be uploaded there (the stock review process acts as a check on the quality of the photos and, indeed, the majority of my photos are rejected for one reason or another).