I recently completed this fun, colorful set of four art blocks that are inspirational and uplifting. But the best part is the sides, they are fully decorated with little flowers, swirls and hearts!
These would be perfect little blocks to have recreated as canvas block prints for people to place on walls, mantels, side tables, etc. But, the front design can also be used on numerous other products from greeting cards and journals and even coasters and other home decor products to inspire on a daily basis.
In addition to the work that I create for licensing with layered icons in Photoshop, I also paint fine art originals that are bold, colorful and have a pop art style. These aren't traditional style licensed paintings, but they have met with quite a bit of success in the licensing industry over the years and I hope to continue to add more of these paintings to my portfolio.
These new paintings are definitely applicable for wall art in any shape or form, but I can also see them translating onto other products such as home decor, ie pillows, shower curtains, coasters, and more, and also stationery products such as journals, greeting cards (add in some text), and even gift/fashion products such as purses and bags.
One of the newest collections in this style that I am working on is "Celebration of a City" that will feature fun and funky skyline paintings of famous cities and their landmarks. In the studio right now is the Eiffel Tower, below are some photos of the painting in progress; I'm hoping to have it completed within the next couple of days and will post it under the NEW ART! navigation tab for October.
Stay tuned for more pop art style paintings to be posted to my portfolio and for mockups showing how they can translate into everyday products.
I've been working away on rounding out a collection of 12 whimsically elegant designs that are both fun and sophisticated at the same time ~ "Ethereal Whimsy"! I love the juxtaposition of the more whimsical, almost funky design of the bird and butterfly/dragonfly elements in these designs, against the very soft, elegant feel of the backgrounds and borders. It creates a mood of happiness and fun that I think will appeal to women across the board, particularly with colors that always do well.
These designs can be applied to so many different products, from calendars (hence the 12 images), journals, mugs, hat boxes, pillows, notepads, greeting cards, wedding invitations, you name it, they will work! I've mocked up some designs on products just to show how well they translate and love the way they turned out :)
Each design also has an inspirational message or word to inspire and motivate women to live a life full of promise and passion.
Busy, Busy Busy creating sell/tear sheets for art collections to show at Surtex next month in New York. As I was creating the sheets I actually ended up designing some new images as well, which is a nice little bonus, it gives me that many more options to show for possible art licensing on different products.
Here is one of my coastal collections with two new sea shell designs created today. I love the soft, elegant feel of the new designs (shown below), perfect for a bathroom or any coastal themed home decor in addition to being a great fit for stationary, or coasters or any number of products.
Still a lot of work to do before the Surtex show, but I'm knocking off a little each day and so far feel like I should be able to accomplish all the "artwork" and "grunt work" I would like to get done before I fly to New York. At least that's what I'm hoping, wish me luck, haha!
Vist Artefx Decor at the Las Vegas Market this weekend, January 26th through January 30th. They are currently carrying 12 different large scale prints of my art and will be introducing new images as well!
View the artwork at Booth #: 1341 on the 5th Floor of Building C
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