New Artists: Irina Garmashova-Cawton and Al Hogue

Irina Garmashova-Cawton

Originally from St Petersburg Russia. Irina has been living in the UK since 2000. She trained as an artist at the Academy of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz in St Petersburg and works in oil, watercolour, and colour pencil. She is a recognised published artist as well as an award winning and signature member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and also licensed across the world in different product categories.

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Al Hogue

Al Hogue’s love of nature led him to express his passion in art, and share what he saw and imagined. He began drawing at a very young age, but only started painting at the age of 32. He is completely self-taught. His paintings are a blend of fantasy and realism. They invite the viewer to step into the painting and feel the healing power of nature.

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For more information on these artists or to see their full portfolio please contact us.

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Valentina’s licensing programme continues to expand

Valentina’s licensing portfolio continues to grow with new product ranges to be released at retailers worldwide.

American stationery manufacturer Studio Oh! have commissioned new work by the Venezuelan artist through our American partners Jewel Branding & Licensing to launch their new range of colouring-in products. Studio Oh’s Senior Art Director states ‘There’s been a rising trend for adult colouring books for the last two years and we thought we could pick-up this trend. Valentina was a perfect fit, her unique style is very organic and even when someone is colouring her work there is still a sense of personal creativity’

Furthermore, long time partner teNeues are extending their Valentina license to include an exclusive range of calendars featuring Valentina’s latest work.

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Artist of the Month – Sharon Turner

UK based designer Sharon Turner has an eclectic background of biomedical science and interior design. Obsessed with colour, her art is inspired by her love of nature, animals and architecture.

Sharon currently enjoys worldwide sales and has a loyal following on social media. Her collection of pattern designs, graphics and illustrations have already been licensed by Bed, Bath & Beyond, DENY, Urban Outfitters and Norstrom just to name a few. Her designs are now available for licensing on all product categories through MGL.

Her large portfolio includes illustrated animal art and beautiful patterns that are perfect for a wide range of products including housewares, gifts, stationery or apparel.

For further information please contact us or click here to see Sharon’s portfolio

New images by Valentina Harper

Valentina is a true success story, having her work licensed across many products from around the world including phone covers, bedding, jigsaw puzzles and homewares. Her popularity is on the increase thanks to a strong internet presence and coverage in major magazines and style blogs. Her work has also been featured on popular TV shows like ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares’.

Following her two collections ‘Épale!’ and ‘Primorosa’, Valentina new designs incorporate the intricate elements of Primorosa’s line art as well as Épale’s inspirational quotes and playful calligraphy.

Valentina’s designs are available for a wide range of licensed products, including homeware, stationery, apparel and gifts. Please click here if you would like to see her portfolio or contact us if you would like further information.
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New work from MGL artist Aimee Stewart

Click here to view Aimee’s full portfolio. 

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Happy Halloween from MGL

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Wishing everyone a very ghoulish Halloween from MGL Licensing!

This image has been taken Sarah Beise’s portfolio. Click here to see the whole collection.

MGL Artist Portfolio: Kim Norlien

Kim Norlien’s collection of work features many beautiful and detailed paintings. Kim finds his inspiration within nature, wildlife and tranquillity. His paintings radiate serenity and are executed with breathtaking realism. Kim’s artwork can already be found on a range of licensed products including jigsaws, cards and posters.

Click here to view Kim’s full image collection. 

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Art Licensing Newsletter – July 2013

This month’s newsletter features new additions to Andy McKay’s cartoon humour line and SHU’s cute animal designs.

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Andy McKay, aka NAF, produces some of the funniest and freshest cartoons around. Andy started his career working for magazines, before moving on to greeting card companies and renowned illustration houses. His collection features a variety of subjects such as relationships, family, work, and even Facebook. With a large collection of images, NAF is perfect for calendars and gifts and retail card ranges.

Please click here to view NAF’s portfolio

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Japanese digital graphic artist, SHU, worked as a graphic artist for an entertainment software company before opening his own graphic art studio. SHU offers a very unique style of images mixing fairy tales and beautiful settings with elements of sci-fi. His range of cute animal art is perfect for stationery, calendars and giftware.

Please click here to view SHU’s portfolio.

Art Licensing Newsletter – June 2013

This month’s newsletter features artwork from MGL’s newly signed design group A.k.A and new images for Lisa Jane’s Paws For Thought collection.

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Thanks to everyone for visiting us at the Licensing Expo last week. We had another busy show and it was great to catch up with both new and existing partners.

We hope to see many of you again at BLE in October. MGL booth L15.

To arrange a meeting, please email us or call +44 207 593 0510

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MGL has just partnered with London based design group A.k.A. A.k.A’s work has been featured across the globe for major companies like Dreamworks, Pepsi, Random House, Ford, Avia, Mazda, Future, TIME, Phillip Morris, Bacardi and many others.

Their designs are created using a mix of bespoke photography, 3D modelling, Photochopping, traditional airbrushing, pencil renderings, vector work and pen & ink. This unique & eclectic style makes A.k.A stand out from the crowd with their eye catching imagery.

Please click here to view A.k.A’s portfolio and contact us to discuss availability in your territory.

New Images
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Animal images are certainly in their hey day as demand has never been greater for cute and cheeky characters from the animal world!

Our own acclaimed American photographer, Lisa Jane, has just submitted new images to add to her Paws for Thought collection, which features a range of adorable puppies and Lisa’s own French bulldog named Winston! These vintage-styled, humorous and charming images are perfect for a number of product ranges including calendars, cards, stationery, gifts and more.

Please click here to view Paws for Thought portfolio.

Happy Easter from MGL

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter from MGL Licensing!

This image has been taken Mindy Pierce’s portfolio. Click here to see the whole collection.