Spring Collection

Although I have designed many collections over the years, they sometimes present a challenge. My first piece below has been well received so far so I decided to create a collection around it. I really like the color balance, flow and energy in the image ; I am now working on the second design and…

Starting a collection

As you might have read in the last post I spent some time in Tuscany at the end of September. With all the inspiration for decorative design in Italy, I was thinking of a Tuscan collection while traveling. So how does one start the process? I purchased some research (did not have time to draw…

Tuscany Collection

What inspires us as artists? Different things for different personalities. I just took a trip to Tuscany with some friends where we rented a gorgeous villa in the hills above Cortona. I am starting to formulate a collection or possibly several collections based on the huge amount of visual inspiration that the region offered. We…

New Designs

It’s been a while since the last post, my busy schedule has kept me from my blog. Lately I have been focusing on creating new collections for licensing; after all this is what I do, and having new good work is vital to my business. After the winter Atlanta Gift Show I received some good…

Colorado Alliance of Illustrators Annual Show

Last Friday I worked at the CAI’s Annual Art Show in Lakewood CO. Two days before the event several illustrators helped us hang the art… it was great to have so much help this year. The quality of the pieces was rather high, with a variety of styles and techniques used in the illustrations. I…

Art Licensing

There are five things that I do on a ¬†regular basis while working on my art licensing business. Some of these may be of help to artists considering entering this interesting line of work. 1. Research companies; I do this at trade shows, online, and look at products in the marketplace. My new clients are…

Colorado Alliance Of Illustrators Show

It’s that time of year again, the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators annual show opening will be on May 7th at the Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St. studio B (block 07) Belmar, CO. This year I am showing two illustrations, acrylics with pastel accents; as I am on the board…