15 Artist WordPress Themes (Mobile Responsive + Built-In Portfolio)

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WordPress Themes For Artists

If you’re an artist looking for a mobile responsive WordPress theme with an awesome design and built-in portfolio to showcase your work, these 15 themes are perfect for the job.

They all have high ratings and come from reliable developers. This is important because you DON’T want your theme to get abandoned and crap out on you. This can happen on sites like ThemeForest which is why I recommend choosing artist themes with high ratings and sales.

You should really be investing in a premium theme since paid developers are more likely to take care of their theme (so it won’t get discontinued and crap out on you). That’s why these are all premium WordPress artist themes from solid developers. Comment if you need help!

ps. SiteGround was rated the #1 WordPress host in a 26 Facebook polls and got me <1s load times with perfect 100% scores in GTmetrix and Pindgom. If you need WordPress hosting that makes your theme/website load fast, they are constantly #1 in thread after thread after thread since they will migrate you for free and most people see nice load time improvements. I use their semi-dedicated plan which has 4x more server resources (the #1 site speed factor).

Affiliate Disclaimer – yes, I used affiliate links, I also donated $3,000 of my affiliate income to Red Cross at Hurricane Harvey. Your support helps and I do appreciate it.

Here’s the list…

1. Divi

divi - artist wordpress theme

Elegant Themes is an excellent place for creatives to get an artist theme. Elegant Themes has been around for a very long time and is highly regarded in the WordPress community. With a theme membership, you receive Divi, the multipurpose flagship theme, along with access to premium social sharing and optin form plugins. Plus, the Divi Builder plugin, built into all 100+ of Divi’s pre-designed templates makes building a site easy thanks to its drag and drop interface. Enjoy over 40 website elements, responsive design, unlimited color options, and of course beautiful portfolios to showcase your best work.

  • $89/Year or $249 one-time fee
  • Elegant Themes
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW DIVI

2. Core

Core Minimalist Photography Portfolio

The Core theme lets users slide through your artwork from left to right. Comes with 2 skins (black and white) which you can view in the navigation menu along with multiple homepage layouts, portfolio layouts, and shortcodes. Core was developed by a Power Elite Author from ThemeForest which basically means the theme’s coding and support should be very good.

  • $39
  • ThemeForest
  • Mobile Responsive
  • PSDs + Documentation

VIEW CORE

3. Artday

artday

Artday is an exceptional artist WordPress theme that even comes with WooCommerce online store functionality. It comes with built-in layered popups, stunning parallax effects, and Google Fonts for the added branding and visual appeal. It also comes with a child theme, making it a versatile option for those looking for a custom solution. This theme is also built with HTML5 and CSS and comes with 6 icon packages so you have plenty of customization options to pick from.

  • $59
  • ThemeForest
  • Mobile Responsive
  • PSD files included

VIEW ARTDAY

4. Studio Box

Studio Box WordPress Theme

Studio Box is the same theme I used for tracyostmann.com. It features a unique slider with optional descriptions for your art and a 3 column layout below it. Multiple portfolio and gallery layouts, as well as an integrated blog. This WordPress theme was VERY easy to work with and as long as you like the design, I highly recommend it. I believe the only reason it doesn’t have great ratings is because it wasn’t updated for awhile, but it HAS been updated!

  • $49
  • ThemeForest
  • Mobile Responsive
  • PSDs + Documentation

VIEW STUDIO BOX

5. Crafts & Arts

crafts & arts

Crafts & Arts is a simple, white-space filled artist WordPress theme specifically designed to showcase your goodies. With 4 custom homepage options and over 150 shortcodes, creating a stunning masterpiece of your art will be a cinch. Not to mention, it comes with multiple column types, WooCommerce integration, hover styling, and 7 different portfolio listing types and plenty of portfolio filters, making this one of the most versatile portfolio artist themes in this roundup.

  • $44
  • ThemeForest
  • Mobile Responsive
  • PSDs + Documentation

VIEW CRAFTS & ARTS

6. Breakthrough Pro

breakthrough pro

Most artists want their website to be one thing – simple. That is Breakthrough Pro in a nutshell, which is good because simple themes tend to load much faster since they’re not bloated with unnecessary features. Built on the popular Genesis framework, this modern artist theme comes with features like a custom landing page, unique header options, built-in portfolio, and WooCommerce capability for turning your website into a thriving online shop.

  • $129.95
  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW BREAKTHROUGH PRO

7. OceanWP

oceanwp

OceanWP is a great artist WordPress theme that comes with one-click demo content to help you get started quickly. It’s SEO optimized, fully responsive, and translation ready for reaching a global audience. Other neat features include a floating add to cart bar, full WooCommerce integration, and compatibility with your favorite page builder such as Beaver Builder or Elementor.

  • FREE
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Extensive Documentation

VIEW OCEANWP

8. Ambiance Pro

ambiance pro

Ambiance Pro is another StudioPress theme built on Genesis, so you know it’s going to pack a powerful punch in terms of features and performance. Place the focus on your artwork and words with this organized artist WordPress theme. Plus, wow you site visitors with things like custom headers and menus, subtle hover effects, and stylish typography.

  • $99.95
  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW AMBIANCE PRO

9. Studio Pro

studio pro

Studio Pro is designed for creatives that need the perfect canvas to highlight their work for potential clients. It’s a high-functioning theme built on the Genesis framework and comes WooCommerce ready and with built-in widget areas for sharing all the information you need. Plus. the grid-like portfolio layout makes showcasing your work simple, yet effective. Converting leads into customers will never be a problem again.

  • $129.95
  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW STUDIO PRO

10. Gallery

Gallery Genesis Photography Theme

Gallery is a WordPress theme built in the Genesis Framework which is a WordPress framework recommended by the founder of WordPress – Matt Mullenweg. This means your website is coded better so it’s more SEO-friendly, loads faster, and is more secure. However you should only choose this theme if your developer is familiar with the Genesis Framework.

  • $49 + Genesis Framework
  • Zigzagpress
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Built In Genesis Framework

VIEW GALLERY

11. Painter

painter - astra template

Painter is a theme template found in the easy to use Astra Starter Site plugin. It comes with 5 pre-designed page templates to help inspire your website design or make things quick and easy. And the cool thing about the Astra Starter Site plugin is that it works with popular page builders like Beaver Builder, Elementor, and even Gutenberg. Enjoy smooth parallax effects, complete with a stunning background image, built-in social sharing opportunities, and of course, a dedicated portfolio section for people to enjoy your art.

  • $41/Year or $249 one-time fee
  • Brainstorm Force
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW PAINTER

12. Parallax Pro

Parallax Pro StudioPress Theme

Parallax is what gives your website a sense of depth as you scroll down the page (here is an example parallax website). These can very unique websites. Parallax Pro is one of the most popular ones on the market and is also built in the Genesis Framework. Here are Youtube instructions for setting it up but I would hire a developer from freelancer.com for this.

  • $99.95
  • StudioPress
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW PARALLAX PRO

13. The Artist

The Artist Responsive WordPress Theme

The Artist is a clean WordPress theme for artists with all the features you need to design a creative website. Comes with unlimited colors, 450 fonts, and shortcodes to make customizations easier. Includes tons of portfolio layouts you can find in the navigation menu.

  • $49
  • Themeforest
  • Mobile Responsive
  • PSDs + Documentation

VIEW THE ARTIST

14. Artist

artist - astra template

Artist is another artist WordPress theme that comes as part of the Astra Starter Site plugin. Hover animation effects, a widgetized footer section, and WooCommerce compatibility will help you get started on the road to success. Plus, with plenty of whitespace, a large header image, and built-in social share buttons will impress site visitors and encourage them to explore your artwork. This lightweight plugin, complete with the Artist theme template, guarantees an exceptional user experience. And with custom branding options like color schemes and typography, you’re company will always stand out from the competition.

  • $41/Year or $249 one-time fee
  • Brainstorm Force
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW ARTIST

15. Freelance Artist

freelance artist - astra template

For freelance artists looking for an easy way to display their work and get new clients, the Freelance Artist theme template in Astra Starter Site is a great place to start. The minimal style lends itself to a modern and clean look that places all the attention on information about you and your work. Top it off with features like page builder compatibility, portfolio dropdowns for sorting, superfast performance, plenty of layout options, and unlimited color combinations, this theme has everything you could possibly need.

  • $41/Year or $249 one-time fee
  • Brainstorm Force
  • Mobile Responsive

VIEW FREELANCE ARTIST

What About WordPress Hosting?

I recommend joining the WordPress Hosting and WordPress Speed Up Facebook Group and see what real (unbiased) people are saying about hosting. SiteGround was #1 in multiple Facebook polls and #1 in most Facebook conversations (this one too). People who migrate usually see significant load time improvements especially if they’re currently using Godaddy/EIG. I use their semi-dedicated GoGeek plan which comes with 4x more server resources than regular shared hosting (#1 factor in WordPress Optimization Guide) and have <1s load times with 100% scores in GTmetrix/Pingdom. SiteGround also does free migrations.

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I use SiteGround because…

  1. They’re recommended by WordPress
  2. They use PHP 7.3 (check your version here)
  3. They use HTTP/2 servers (check your version here)
  4. Their speed technology page clearly lists what they use
  5. Free Let’s Encrypt SSL (EIG companies charge for this)
  6. My GTmetrix/Pingdom reports are great (the biggest reason)
  7. Average load time is 1.3s, giving most people instant speed improvements
  8. Ivica runs the WordPress Speed Up Facebook Group and ranks them #1
  9. Consistently #1 in Facebook polls/conversations (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7)
  10. Their semi-dedicated plan is affordable yet much faster than shared hosting
  11. They have 1-click Cloudflare activation in the cPanel (view cPanel demo)
  12. Designated WordPress support (tickets usually answered in <10 min)
  13. SG Optimizer plugin keeps your PHP updated with latest version
  14. Automatic daily backups, WordPress updates, and security updates
  15. Great eCommerce hosting
  16. Weekly security email notifications
  17. I usually get 100% uptimes but 99.99% is guaranteed
  18. Out of 50 people I referred to SiteGround in July, not 1 person cancelled
  19. I can call them 24/7 and they’re happy to answer questions (1.800.828.9231)
  20. They will migrate you for free with a 30-day money back guarantee

Affiliate Disclaimer – if you sign up for SiteGround using my affiliate link I will donate a good chunk at no expense to you. Last year I donated $3,000 to American Red Cross at Hurricane Harvey – this year will go towards something similar. Your support helps and I genuinely appreciate it. I try to make my reviews unbiased and backed by evidence in the form of Facebook polls, tweets, and real conversations. If you don’t want to use it here’s a non-affiliate link to SiteGround. Either way, I truly believe they’re the best WordPress host and that your website will run faster/smoother… do your research on Google/Facebook groups and you’ll find most people say the same.

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