I'm so excited to tell you that I am now represented by Brenda Manley Designs.
Brenda contacted me a few weeks ago after seeing my art on Instagram to ask me if I had representation. After a few emails about mutual expectations and a Skype chat to get to know each other (Brenda is sooo lovely), I signed on the dotted line.
I was beyond excited as having an agent was something I really wanted and on my wish list for this year. Marketing and business is often the tricky part for artists and I knew that reaching out to companies and negotiating contracts is not something I'm at all comfortable with. So, now I can focus on making art and let someone else do the rest for me. At least, that's what I'm hoping.
Here is a photo of the lovely Brenda herself at one of the six trade shows she attends each year on behalf of her artists. She is based in Indiana, USA - a looong way from me on Vancouver island - but I hope to meet her in person one day.
I am so honoured to be one of her few selected artists.
So, for all budding artists, illustrators and surface pattern designers out there; Instagram is the place to be to get your art noticed. Just get it out there.
What a great way to end 2017!!