As a self proclaimed art licensing junkie, Joan continues to search for art licensing info and share it with other artists to help them license their own art. Joan creates art for products. Her robust body of art is in collections and Photoshop layered files that can be easily customized to manufacturer's specifications.
It doesn't matter where you create art (corner of the kitchen table, spare bedroom, etc.) because an artist can create anywhere. However, it sure is nice to afford a real studio and a backup team to help you do some of the dreary routine work in putting together collections, mock-ups and the millions of other things necessary to license your art. Artists that are REALLY successful have a team behind them. And they usually have a nice studio in which to create art and also space for their staff to work. I find it very inspirational to see the studios of artists that have "made it" in licensing. Below are links to studios of four successful artists. Check them out and dream of when you also will have a great studio and staff.
Marjolein Bastin - View a video of Marjolein in her Netherland studio as she explores and paints nature. She also has homes in Missouri, Cayman Islands, and Switzerland.
Mary Englebreit - View pictures of Mary's beautiful studio in a historic neighborhood of St. Louis, MO.
Shan Ogdemli (Pampered Girls brand) - To view a picture of Shan's office and staff, go to "About Us" pull down menu and then select "Brand Design."
Susan Winget - View pictures of Susan's staff in her charming multi-room studio in North Carolina.