Welcome to Brush & Bytes!

Mike Tapia

I am Mike Tapia, an interactive creative based in Houston, TX, and the purpose of Brush & Bytes is to empower artists and creatives in their online digital journey. 

I understand the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in the intersection of being an artist and the technical know-how to survive a digital world. Having started as an illustrator and designer before going to school, I quickly transitioned into the newfound world (back then) of web design, where I started my 20+ year career in Web Administration and Marketing Operations. 

This blog is dedicated to providing valuable insights, tips, and resources that will help you thrive as an artist in the digital age. Whether you’re a digital illustrator exploring new techniques or a traditional painter looking to navigate the online art world, Brush & Bytes is here to support you every step of the way.

Who You Are:

Brush & Bytes is tailored to traditional and digital artists and creatives seeking to enhance their skills, expand their online presence, and effectively market their artwork. 

Whether you’re just starting out or already an experienced artist, our content is designed to provide value to artists at all levels of expertise. 

We welcome individuals who are passionate about art, dedicated to honing their craft, and eager to embrace the possibilities of the digital realm.

Why You Are Here:

Our intention is to bridge the gap between the traditional and digital art worlds, offering practical advice, inspiration, and guidance. 

Through Brush & Bytes, we aim to foster a supportive community where artists can learn from one another, exchange ideas, and stay updated on the latest trends and tools in the ever-evolving art and marketing landscape. With my experience as an artist and digital marketing developer, I am committed to equipping you with the knowledge and resources you need to succeed in the digital art realm.

Whether you’re seeking tips on digital painting techniques, guidance on promoting your art on social media, insights into building a thriving online art shop or navigating the intricacies of the art industry, Brush & Bytes is your go-to resource. 

Join us on this exciting journey of art and technology, and let us help you unleash your creative potential in the digital era.

I am thrilled to have you here, and can’t wait to see your artistic journey unfold!