Your Domain Name Matters!
Choosing an effective domain is hugely important, because it can make or break whether someone remembers your website or not. Using your name is the easiest domain name to choose. claralieu.com, laurynwelch.com, caseyroonan.com are all simply the artist’s name.
If you have a common name like Sam Smith, consider adding “art” or “studio,” or another art related work. For example, samsmithart.com or samsmithstudio.com.
Best to keep words that are added to your name broad and generic. Some artists shift media, so if you start with samsmithphoto.com but end up switching to oil painting later, it’s a problem if your domain name doesn’t relate anymore to your current studio practice.