More and more, artists are realizing that they need to take control of their online web presence. You need to build and maintain your own website, unless, of course, you can afford to pay someone else to do it for you.
But if you want to do it, then here are some reasons that I recommend you give WordPress.com a whirl.
1. Tons of Themes to Choose
At the time of this writing they have around 141 free themes and 70 premium themes. In that collection, there are 23 responsive themes which are becoming very popular because of the many device sizes in existence.
The variety is large enough to find a theme that suits any personality and style. For artists, the important thing is to find a clean, simple theme that allows their artwork to do the speaking.
2. Can Integrate Your Social Media Sites
Sharing is available as well as auto sharing your blog posts. Many artists hate how much time this whole process can take. So being able to automate these things is a real plus.
3. Can set it up as a Website, Blog or Both
I know there are still artists who have no desire for blogging and want only to build a more traditional website to house an online portfolio. Yes, you can do that with WordPress.
Of course, I always recommend blogging to be part of the website to help increase traffic, but everyone has their preferences, and WordPress accommodates that.