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

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. Leave a comment if you need help!

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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


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


3. 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


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


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


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


7. 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


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


9. 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


10. 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


11. 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


12. 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


13. 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


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10 thoughts on “13 Artist WordPress Themes (Mobile Responsive + Built-In Portfolio)

  1. Hi there,

    Probably a silly question but here goes: Can any theme e.g. ‘Peak’ by Onioneye be customised to become a Woocommerce site.
    I posted a ticket to the support but haven’t had a reply.

    I have just joined Siteground and Word Press but are having difficulty understanding the latest computer speak. Like is Woocommerce a plug in/ software/? Can a shipping function be added to a themed website?

    1. Hey Mark,

      Yes you can still install the WooCommerce plugin. However “WooCommerce themes” are usually pre-styled to show a shop page, checkout page, account page, etc. It makes it easier to setup. I would also check out studiopress.com – their themes are a little more difficult to customize, but are more stable, faster, etc. Yes, shipping can be added. But definitely look at some WooCommerce themes – it will make your life easier.

  2. Hi Calvin! I am having the same problem. I paid for Siteground but now hanging as I do not find WordPress easy to use though one of my web sites were created with WordPress, but there is a lot of problem with it. I bought a new domain name and will try again. but I waste so much time learning and trying to understand what to do. I want a Web site that promotes my art, have e-commerce and able to show case my art in all it’s shapes and sizes! I want to be able to sell it as a ONE off as well as sell them as prints!
    I would also like a members area!

  3. It seems like almost all wordpress sites for visual artists miss one vital factor–as visual artists, we use many many many different sizes and size ratios. It looks like only a couple of these recommended sites understand that! I get that a site looks better when you use a cookie cutter, but I find nothing more disturbing than having my art clipped and cropped (ala Instagram)! I painted the painting specifically for a certain size/ratio, sometimes vertical and sometimes horizontal and sometimes extremelly vertical and sometimes square. We need wordpress sites for visual artists that understand that and still can look good!

    1. Can you use a portfolio plugin for that? I know many portfolio plugins adapt to the dimensions of your images – so there is no autocrop. Rarely do I find a WordPress theme that has a decent built-in portfolio so I usually rely on plugins.

  4. Hi, Dupuis. Sutdio Box is my all time favorite theme. It’s design, responsiveness, User friendly navigation, Super clear page make it awesome.
    But I’m agreed with Dupuis because hosting service, site speed, right optimization are also big factor.

    1. Hey Janet,

      Love Studio Box! Definitely a rock solid theme for design, doesn’t have great reviews though.

      Yes theme optimization is huge especially when, like me, your theme gets discontinued from ThemeForest and you have to switch themes/redesign your entire site just because your theme developer stops making updates and it poops out on you. That’s why I like Elegant Themes – they’ve been around forever.

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