Art Motif Magazine: An online publication showcasing artists, their artwork and the people, ideas, elements and moods that inspire them to create.


In it’s simplest form, motif is defined as a decorative design or pattern.

In the larger context of art, a motif represents a distinctive, often repeated feature or dominant idea in an artistic composition. In narrative, for example, it may be a recurring element—a sound, an object, a scent—that holds a symbolic significance in the story. In music, it may be a brief melodic or rhythmic passage, a perceivable succession of notes that, when repeated throughout the musical piece, produce a longer, mellifluous impression.

Whether in narrative, music, folklore, textile, visual or performance art, motifs help weave small fragmented art elements together to produce a larger, more meaningful artistic whole.

The mission of Art Motif Magazine is to create a virtual tapestry where artists, writers, musicians, performers and creators with a broad and diverse range of ideas, styles, tastes and backgrounds come together to showcase their work and share the ideas, elements and moods that drive them to create.

Featured Artists

Isabella Crump: Visual Artist (and Drummer)

One of Art Motif Magazine’s most important objectives is to share the incredible talents of young artists in our communities. Isabella Crump, our next featured artist, began drawing seriously when she was 9 years old. Today, Isabella is a 14-year-old Freshman at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, Arizona and her artistic pursuits, both as …


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For general questions or comments about Art Motif Magazine, including inquiries about featuring your artwork on our website, please email info@artmotifmag.org.

If you are a young artist (aged 17 years or younger) interested in showcasing your artwork in Art Motif Magazine, please contact our Creative Youth Liaison, Isabella Barrón at isabella@artmotifmag.org.