For our Art Review #2, I'm very excited to have the fabulous Tara Reed commenting. Tara is a very successful licensed artist and art licensing expert. Her website www.http://artlicensinginfo.com is considered the go-to site for information and education on the art licensing industry.
Here are Tara's comments on Jeanie's portfolio:
Thank you Tara!
Here are my comments:
I found Jeanie's work to be very compelling. Her use of color, composition and imagery are mature and evocative, and her style is emotionally compelling and unique.
As is, the application for licensing would be limited. Her portfolio at this time would be considered 'fine art', not 'licensing illustration'. However, if this artist came to me for consultation, and was interested in developing a licensing portfolio, I see huge potential here if she was willing to work in some changes.
I would coach the artist to work her figures into 'Angel' images, a very popular category in licensing, and add the element of inspirational wording. With her color palette being very applicable to home decor products, she could develop a strong line of very marketable collections with just a few tweaks to her current style. This could open up a wide range of potential licensing partners for her, providing the artist with an additional source of revenue along side her fine art and publishing opportunities.
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