Why do I paint such tiny pictures?

What a good question!

18 months ago I was introduced to painting little 2.5 x 3.5 inch art cards by a good friend of mine, Brenda of Gweddus Art. These little paintings are known as ACEOs (Art Cards Editions and Originals) and you can read more about ACEOs here.

Brenda has a very distinctive and beautiful style, this is one of my favourites of hers.

Fantasy Purple ACEO by Gweddus Art

Another of my favourite folksy artists is Max of Paper Chains & Beads. This is one of her very striking ink art cards

Iris by Paper Chains and Beads

Hazel of Art in Wax creates all of her work using hot wax, either melted and painted with a brush or applied with a hot iron.

Poppy Lane by Art in Wax

Trevor of Trevor Harvey Art is a digital artist, and creates some wonderful art from his own photographs.

Yorkshire Landscape by Trevor Harvey Art

Annabel of Animal Glass Designs creates mixed media ACEOs using a laminated photograph glass paints.

Dragonfly Flower Pond by Animal Glass Designs

And finally for today I'll show you one of mine from my shop Stephanie Guy Fine Art. This one was created with watersoluble wax.

Dragonfly by Stephanie Guy Fine Art

As you can see from this selection, the style of ACEOs available is so varied, collecting them can become just as addictive as painting them!

I have plenty more work from artists who paint in miniature to show you next time - to avoid missing out you can become a member and/or sign up for email notification of my blog, look for the icons on the right hand side of this page.


  1. Great blog and a wonderful selection of artists. I own work by almost all of them. I'm so addicted to ACEOs that I've collected hundreds of them now and display most of them in photo albums, with a few favourites displayed on easels. It's a wonderful way to build an art collection which doesn't break the bank or need lots of wall space. Be warned though, it is definitely addictive!

    1. And you bought my very first ACEO too Margaret! Thanks for all your encouragement and support over the last 18 months :)

  2. Great post Stephie and thank you for including my Encaustic Poppy Landscape ACEO :-)

    I have several other artists ACEO's including one of your wonderful ink sketches, it is a great way to own art and see other Artists work.


    1. You're welcome Hazel, it certainly is a fab way to own art, they look great on mini easels and in photo albums too. I really like the encaustic flowers aceo that I bought from you.

  3. Thank you Stephie for including my Iris and you know I love to collect as well as paint and have my own collection which is close to 100 now!

    1. You're welcome Max, it's a pleasure to include your ink art. I love both the ink art coasters and the ink aceos that I bought from you. I have some way to go before I get close to 100 from other artists, although I do have an awful lot of my own!


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