If you're an artist looking to build a portfolio site, you've probably considered using Cargo. Its minimalist themes and UI are great for showcasing visual art easily. However, it can be pricey and limiting - especially compared to hosting your own WordPress site.
I made Jess, a minimalist WordPress Theme for art portfolios, so that artists can save money and have more control over their sites. The theme is built on Underscores, a bare-bones starter template, and uses WordPress's built in Masonry Grid to organize art on the homepage.
To use the theme to its full potential, I recommend the following plugins:
Easy Add Thumbnail - Sets the featured image of each post to the first image automatically.
Fonts Plugin - Easily set fonts using Google Fonts.
Simple Custom Post Order - Drag and drop posts to desired order.
Also, be sure to remove all default widgets through Appearance > Widgets.
For support, please contact me through the contact form on prismoscope.com.