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Behind The Art – Introducing Luke Lord

Behind The Art – Introducing Luke Lord

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali A quote that should resonate with many. As an Artist we tend to get in a paranoid state of is it good enough, or should I change this. But in the end what […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Jasmine King

Behind The Art – Introducing Jasmine King

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”– J.K. Rowling   I hope you have been enjoying the ‘BEHIND THE ART’ series of stories. Each Artist shares a piece of them, for the world to embrace and indulge. Next Art […]

7 Tricks To Jump Start Your Painting

7 Tricks To Jump Start Your Painting

“Don’t watch the clock, do what it does and keep going”. Regardless of the preferred media, many Artists do not have time to be a full-time Artist. And finding the right balance between work and art can be easier than you think. Here are 7 […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Muhammad Yungai

Behind The Art – Introducing Muhammad Yungai

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture” – Ken Robinson If you don’t know, now you know. As I continue to reach out to amazing artists who wish to share their meaning behind their art, […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Karolina Mila

Behind The Art – Introducing Karolina Mila

“Every Artist dips their brush into their own soul, and paints their own nature into their pictures.”  ― Henry Ward Beecher If you have been following along the ‘Behind the Art’ series, I hope you are enjoying the many cases of vibrant and different styles each […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Rakesh Malik

Behind The Art – Introducing Rakesh Malik

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. – Albert Einstein Have you ever thought to just stop and smell the roses. What I mean is lift your head away from your iphone or samsung that turns you into a zombie and […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Kadir Arslan

Behind The Art – Introducing Kadir Arslan

“A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait”. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It takes one to know one. We can find ourselves a drift floating on by doing the same routine, then all of a sudden, this little light of […]

Stop! Collaborate And Listen! – Introducing Andrea Medin

Stop! Collaborate And Listen! – Introducing Andrea Medin

Here is something new, something fresh and something to change the vibe of your day. We all have a creative person within ourselves. Some of us have unleashed that creative side, others fear they are not good enough to be creative. That isn’t the case. […]

Behind The Art – Introducing Fabio Bisutti

Behind The Art – Introducing Fabio Bisutti

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” ― Brian Tracy I reached out to Fabio and he replied with something different. He wasn’t interested in people wanting to know his background. He only wanted […]

7 Ways To Get Out Of A Creative Block

7 Ways To Get Out Of A Creative Block

“When I am stuck … I just search for excitement, but not too hard. It is when I find myself playing more than trying that I find my way out of a block.” — Aris Moore   How often do you get creative block? I […]

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Are you an Artist, dreaming of making a full time living being creative?

I am.

I had so much doubt in myself that I didn’t even know where to start.

But then I felt this urge to want to learn how.

As I share my journey on Next Art Piece, I also hope I can help inspire Artists, Creatives, Entrepreneurs and readers alike to do the same.

During my journey, I will share my thoughts about how I create passive income with my passion for creativity.

We can connect and share our dreams as we help inspire each other to be the Artist we truly need to be.



Hi I’m Santana Herniman and welcome to Next Art Piece.

I must state right now, I am not the best writer out there so bare with me as I write as best as I can.

I am an aspiring Artist, a Screen Printer by trade, and newly a Blogger.

A little bit about me. I live on the Gold Coast in Australia but I am originally from New Zealand. With a half cast of Pakeha (Caucasian) and Maori (Native New Zealander) heritage running through my veins, I am proud to be who I am.

Growing up on the East Coast of the North Island, in a city called Gisborne, after high school I was unsure where I wanted to be in my life, so I took a one way ticket to our neighbours next door, Australia, and decided to create a life for myself.

I have been Screen Printing for almost 10 years and don’t get me wrong I love what I do, but after an injury that took me out of work for 7 weeks it got me thinking.

How can I create passive income incase this every happened again.

So I went searching online for a solution.

I spent a lot of time and money searching through assorted avenues to help me escape my 9 to 5.

I have read countless blogs and reviews and then decided to start this blog – Next Art Piece.


I knew my true passion was in art.

And as of January 2018, I decided to create a way to share my art and experiences.

I am so lucky to have found an awesome online training platform to teach me how to create passive income.

I found Wealthy Affiliate and decided to start this blog to share my journey with Next Art Piece, and to inspire other emerging Artists along the way.

Wealthy Affiliate has an encouraging community too.

Come learn from the best. Our Starter Membership is FREE.


My passion for painting and visual arts had been embedded in me since an early age. F

or example; almost every time on my Birthday and on Christmas, I can remember getting an 80 piece set of pencils, felts and paints, along with multiple giant art pads to draw on.

And I would spend countless hours doodling on them.

As a young boy I would draw Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z characters. And over time just started creating anything from faces to landscapes, birds to sea life and the list goes on. Anything just to zone out and be creative.

So you can say I have been creating art my entire life.

I especially enjoy sketching and painting.

I have done commission pieces and creative works in which I have shared on Facebook and Instagram, but most of all I love to dig deep into my imagination and produce something so strange or far-fetched that no one has ever seen before.



I started Next Art Piece as a way to show off my passion for painting.

But I wanted to learn more on how to turn it into passive income.

So I thought I would document my journey through my blog and show how I use Weathy Affiliate and art to create my dream.

My dream is to take my creative side and turn it into a business.

I decided to learn as much as I could about blogging and how to create passive income.

On this journey I hope to inspire and encourage everyone to follow along.


Aren’t you sick of waking up every day, doing the same thing, and hoping for change?

That’s basically the definition of insanity.


So if you are unhappy with where you are, it is never too late to start your next art piece.


Take your passion and turn it into a business.

Don’t let life hold you back.




Not only do I want chase my dream, and to share my thoughts and my artwork, I also want to inspire your curiosity as well. Chase your dreams and create and share your own artworks.

Let’s challenge ourselves in this world, and push all creative limits to the edge.

My goals for Next Art Piece are;

  • Create passive income
  • Inspire a new age of artists
  • Help artists create an art business
  • Market art on social media
  • Share tips on how I create passive income
  • To become a helpful blog

It’s not going to be an overnight success, but I am in it for the long run.

I am not going to get things right from the beginning but every step of the way is a learning curve.

I have so much to learn and to do with this blog and my own art.

So thanks for joining me on this journey with Next Art Piece and I hope you find your motivation and decide to chase your artistic dream too.

Let’s connect.

I would love to hear your thoughts as well.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.


All the best,

Santana Herniman


PS. You can sign up to follow our journey and learn some pros and cons to creating passive income.