Exploring Art… Mixed Media

Mixed media is art that combines various traditionally visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage. Mixed media can include painting, assemblage, collage, altered art. A variety of techniques can be used.

The history of mixed media is a long one. Although they weren’t called mixed media artists, artists of the Byzantine Empire, 330 to 1453 A.D., often used gilded gold leaf on their paintings, mosaics, frescoes and manuscripts, thus creating mixed media. Use of the term began circa 1912 with Cubist collages. Mixed media is now an accessible art form for both professional and amateur artists.

Below are some wonderful original works of mixed media art. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.


  • Delicate by Pam Carriker of Art at the Speed of Light

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6 Responses to “Exploring Art… Mixed Media”

  1. What a wonderful idea for a blog post! Thanks so much for including my collage nest! I loved seeing the other mixed media artists.

  2. Wow — I really love this “Exploring Art . . .” series – what a great way to look at the variety of ways to create. Thanks so much for including my collage with these other great pieces — I’m honored!

  3. Thank you so much for including ‘Delicate’ in your collection:-)

  4. hi there! what a lovely grouping! thanks for the note and for including my piece in your list! xo *s

  5. I really enjoy this work too – thanks for the inspiration.

  6. beautiful work featured…love the line up

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