Category: new work


What happens when we give our artists the same assignment?

I thought it would be really fun to give our brilliant artists an assignment on how creative thinking is the future (which I totally believe, by the way).

The new skill that will become more in-demand than ever before is creative thinking.

“I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering,” he said. “When the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data”, writes Mark Cuban for Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Check out the diversity of concepts and style. Which is your favorite? 

Clairice Gifford

Rebecca Bradley

Flora Waycott

Hsinping Pan

Katie Vernon

Anne Bentley

Marco Marella

We received so many great illustrations from our artists! We’ll share more of them with you later in the week. Stay tuned for our next newsletter to see more of this special project and also follow along on our Instagram @lillarogers.  



We’re now representing artist Mara Penny

We are beyond delighted to announce that we are now representing the brilliant and lovely  Mara Penny. Mara was a standout in my Make Art That Sells courses, often getting selected to be included in the assignment reviews. Take a look at her gorgeous work and I’ll tell you a bit more about why we chose her.

There are specific things I look for when taking on an artist. All the great drawing in the world won’t sell if the color palette isn’t amazing. Mara’s gorgeous colors on this piece in particular knocked me out. Plus, bugs.  

I asked Mara what her dream job would be and she replied that having her own home decor collection would be a dream come true. I really, really need these tins to be made so I can have them! (Do you hear that, art directors of home decor and gift? Let’s talk.) I look for really fresh and on-point home decor designs that I can license easily, as seen here: 

Originality is a key quality in all of the artists we represent. I’ll tell you something. When I saw this chair by Mara for the Home Decor class assignment I really stood up and took notice. (Or should I say, sat down.) So charmingly eccentric. 

This piece (below) tells me that Mara could make an incredible craft book cover or editorial illustration. I love to see as many different markets covered in a portfolio. Why? Because then I can make a good living for the artist, which artists deserve to have. 

What is Mara’s favorite food? Read more about Mara and see her work here.


Sarah Walsh for the Guardian

Our artist Sarah Walsh just completed editorial art work for the well respected Guardian. The article is titled “Despite many obstacles, the world is getting better.” You can read it here.

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See Sarah’s portfolio here.


Sarajo’s Godiva Chocolate Bliss

We’re so thrilled to see our artist Sarajo Frieden on Godiva’s homepage!  She had the opportunity of a lifetime working on this very special edition for Godiva’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Collection.

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Images from Godiva website.

The packaging is stunning and captures the playful wit and colorful palette of Sarajo’s work. As part of this project, Godiva flew Sarajo over to Japan to meet with the Godiva team and speak at the unveiling of this special collection. What an amazing experience!


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Sarajo captured this journey to Japan through a series of beautiful photographs and we’ll be sharing all of those with you this Tuesday, Feb. 7th on Lilla’s Instagram Feed @lillarogers. Be sure to follow along in the fun and see how this wonderful collection came to be. And while you’re at it, go ahead and buy some of these yummy chocolates for yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day.


The Studio Ladies


What nonsense have the ladies at Lilla Rogers Studio gotten themselves into this time? Announcing Lilla’s Art Menagerie


Art by Katie Vernon


We’re excited to let our favorite art directors know about a special upcoming event: Lilla’s Art Menagerie. It will be a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork that will be revealed January 5th in a private, password-protected gallery.

We were thinking: how can we make it really easy for you to see loads of new work without traveling? No flight, no hotel, no cabs! And why not get our brilliant artists to generate new work for an online event?

So we asked our artists to create exciting new work around the themes you request the most often. They were game. Then I thought, why don’t I make a bunch of trend boards just for our artists to motivate and inspire them?


Some of the trend boards that I made for my artists for the Menagerie. Topics range from winter holiday, Valentine’s, summer florals, editorial maps, mod kitchen, and tons more.

So when do you get to see all this new fabulous work?
You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on Thursday, January 5th!

How will you access the work?
You’ll get an email with a link and a special password where you can view the work.


Art by Clairice Gifford


Art by Marenthe


Art by Flora Waycott


Art by Zoe Ingram


Art by Suzy Ultman


Art by Terri Fry Kasuba



Stay tuned on Instagram for our artists’ banners. Art by Carolyn Gavin.

We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!



We Love Paint. We Love Line.

Looking to assign some stunning art? We’ve got some gorgeous eye candy for you. These artists know their way around paint and ink line.


Jessica Allen for Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor e-course


Rebecca Bradley for Canada Water Cafe


Katie Vernon


Sarah Walsh


Rebecca Bradley

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Trina Dalziel for Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor e-course

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project.

We are happy to help you!


5 Reasons to Hire an Illustrator-

Often, an illustration can tell the story better than a photograph. Here are 5 reasons why to hire an illustrator. I’ve included a few recent examples by our artists.

1. Sometimes an art director wants some serious pop on the page, like this piece by Lisa DeJohn that was commissioned by the Boston Globe Magazine.



2. Illustration is perfect for maps. It can give the feel of the place through color and icons.


KATIE VERNON for Oopsy Daisy

3. Everyone always reads a cartoon or comic strip, and these can illustrate a concept like nothing else.



4. Stunning typographic illustrations are a gorgeous way to design a page.



5. Take a typical scene like mealtime. Now ask an illustrator to make it visual appealing. Illustration adds personality and appeals to your demographic.



Hope you enjoyed the show. Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project.

We are happy to help you!



New Year and New Work by Carolyn Gavin

Happy 2016!  We’re starting the new year off with these beautiful and fresh new pieces by Carolyn Gavin.  These are now available.  Explore more of Carolyn’s portfolio here and contact us today to not miss out.






Now these are a reason to celebrate!


Reine and the Studio Ladies


Marco responds to the drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan with a beautiful piece

Hello Lilla,

The recent drowning of the Syrian toddler, Aylan, along with his mother and brother near the Turkish coast have deeply touched me. Both as a human and as a father, I felt moved to create this piece of artwork.  I cried while making it and it is called “Aylan’s Dream”.


Aylan’s Dream


Marco Marella