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10/10/18

Our Retreat Recap! See how we have fun while schmoozing with art directors.

We were thrilled to host our 5th Annual Artists & VIP Retreat at my home a few weeks ago. I’d love to share some of the highlights with you.

Above: Anke Rega, of Berlin, shows some of the artists a nifty way that she makes masks and layers on Photoshop.

Here’s the loveliness that was on Anke’s screen.

Below: Meet one of our newest artists, Åsa Gilland, who traveled from Indonesia for our event. Here, she shears some denim on craft day.

Above: Sarah Walsh drawing with a white paint pen on blue gouache.

Here I am salivating over Sarah Walsh’s art at our one-on-one speed dating. People, it’s all about the shoes, let’s face it.

 

Above: I should never leave these three alone. From right: Zoe Tucker, Brighton, England, Children’s Book Art Director who delighted all the artists with her expertise. Center:Artist Mara Penny of Oakland; Left: Zoe’s irreverent and lovable sister Dr. Kirsty Sinclair.

Above: Katie Vernon shows the artists images from her recent artist residency in Iceland.

Below: Clairice Gifford and Kendra Binney relaxing for a moment after Speed Art Dating with the Art Directors.
Senior Agent Susan McCabe with Storey Publishing Creative Director Alethea Morrison.

Below: Katie Vernon (Arizona), Anne Bentley (San Francisco)and Mara Penny (Oakland) finding pages in their books to show me for this photo.
Below: Artist Sarah Walsh with the BlueQ team Steve Wardlaw, Art Director, and Silka Glanzman, Designer, for Speed Art Dating. This is how we do business around here.

Tracy Shaw, Art Director, Jimmy Patterson Books, NYC, delighted us with her presentation on assigning book illustration.

I’m all about feeding my guests well. That lovely sloth plate was illustrated by Rebecca Jones forPetit Monkey.
Above: Senior Agent Susan McCabe with artist Anke Rega of Berlin.
 

We were honored to host Megan Gandt, Managing Art Director, Compendium, Seattle, and Ceci Butler, Designer, Design House Greetings, Minnesota. Their insights into their respective industries were illuminating.

We devote a load of time at the Retreat for the artists to do teach-ins, where they show an art supply they love, share a tech hack, etc. Here, artist Jennifer Potter (San Francisco) generously shows her speedy way to make technical pattern repeats.

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
Join me for my Illustrating Children’s Books starting this Monday, October 15th.
5/16/18

I want to show you these gorgeous portfolios

How to make your next project gorgeous in one easy step: Come to Surtex at the Javits Center May 20th – 22nd in NYC and let us show you our artists’ gorgeous portfolios, or simply contact us to see more!
Here’s a sneak peek at our latest newest portfolios which we will debut at Surtex.

This lovely cover is by Trina Dalziel.

Here’s a charming spread by Marenthe.

 

Houses and magic by Katie Vernon

 

The pretty floral cover by Flora Waycott

 

Here are just a few of the many portfolios you’ll enjoy at Surtex. Hope to see you there!

 

Drop by and see loads of fresh new portfolios. Want to make an appointment to see new work or meet the artists? Contact Susan McCabe and she’ll be delighted to arrange it.
Can’t make the show? No worries. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you with any of your art needs.
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

 

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5/8/18

One easy way to get great art for your project

How to make your next project gorgeous in one easy step: Come to Surtex at the Javits Center May 20th – 22nd in NYC and let us show you our artists’ gorgeous portfolios, or simply contact us to see more! 

From linens to wooden dolls–a few of the thousands of products our artists have licensed their work on. That big pillow with the cat face? That’s by Katie Vernon for Anthropologie.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the dozens of portfolios that our artists made for Surtex. Come see them in person (the books, that is, and even a few of the artists!)
This pretty portfolio spread is by Rebecca Jones.

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the banners (tiny versions!) Come see the seven-foot-tall versions at our booth.
Wanna see what Anne Bentley’s banner looks like? Wait until you see her whole book!
Drop by and see loads of fresh new portfolios. Want to make an appointment to see new work or meet the artists? Contact Susan McCabe and she’ll be delighted to arrange it.
Can’t make the show? No worries. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you with any of your art needs.
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

 

P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

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1/12/18

MORE MENAGERIE GREATNESS!

 

If interested, contact Susan or Joanne to get link and password. Artwork will go fast!

1/10/18

OUR 2ND ANNUAL MENAGERIE IS NOW LIVE!

Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Step right up and see the show! It’s our 2nd Annual Lilla’s Menagerie! I am thrilled with all the great new work that my artists have created for this event, and I hope you are delighted!

Prepare to be amazed! Until this moment, no one outside of the Studio has seen these images!
Be sure to contact Susan or Joanne via email or call us at the studio: 781-641-2787 to get dibs on your favorite pieces. They will go fast!
Here’s a sneak peek, revealed here for the first time ever:
Like what you see? This is just the tip of the iceberg! Art directors: you should have received a link and password in our newsletter dated 1/10/2018. Contact Susan or Joanne if you did not.
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!
XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
1/9/18

Our 2018 Art Mengerie goes live tomorrow! You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

We can’t wait to share our 2nd Annual Menagerie with you! You’re going to love the artwork that will be revealed tomorrow, January 10th in a private password-protected gallery.

We are making it super-easy for you to see loads of new work–without traveling. No flight, no hotel, no cabs! Our artists have created tons of brand-new work just for this online event.

You’ll be gobsmacked by the art that the artists have created for this. Revel in the beauty! Honestly, I’m curious to hear which images you love.

You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

Art by Sarah Walsh

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?
A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk tomorrow, January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email tomorrow at 9AM ET with a link and a special password where you can view the work. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password. Be poised to snap up the art you want because they go fast. Get ready to commission because our artists will book up.

Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners. 

 

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!

XO
Lilla, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)

Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art. Class started yesterday but there’s still time to join me! Read more here.

1/8/18

A mermaid in a bathtub? A zebra brushing its teeth?

 

Get ready for our 2nd Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed this Wednesday, January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery.  

Art by Sarah Walsh

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards that I created just for this event. The trend boards are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created from the boards will blow you away.
Our artists have made loads of brilliant NEW pieces for the Menagerie! Subject matter ranges from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen and more.

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?

A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email this Wednesday with a link and a special password where you can view the art in a private online gallery. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password.

 

Art by Anne Bentley


Art by Zoe Ingram
Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners and more. 

 

XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art.  Class starts today! Read more here. Join us!

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12/13/17

What have the ladies at Lilla Rogers Studio gotten themselves into again?

Mara Penny

We’re super excited to let you know about our second annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie! You’ll see a plethora of fresh, new artwork by my artists that will be revealed January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery just for art directors.

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!

I enjoyed creating trend boards and editorial assignments for our artists. They’ve produced some stellar pieces for our Art Menagerie that we can’t wait to show you.


A tiny peek at the trend boards that I created for my artists for this year’s Menagerie. Topics range from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen, florals 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 Wednesday, January 10th! You’ll get an email with a link and a special password where you can view the work.


Katie Vernon

Stay tuned on Instagram for more.

 

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10/2/17

Our Annual Retreat Highlights

When you mix up some of the top illustrators working today with a bunch of the most exciting VIPs in the industry, you get our 3rd Annual Artists Retreat at my studio/home/nearby lake. This is how we work with our artists on their career development, keep them inspired, and basically energize all of us.

Our artists, studio ladies, and Janine Vangool, publisher of UPPERCASE (on right).

Author Tami Charles teaches us some tricks for writing children’s books. #tamiwrites

Artist Marenthe, Agent Susan McCabe, and artist Clairice Gifford enjoy some laughs.

One of the highlights of our retreat is Speed Art Dating, where artists sit by the lake with art directors, founders, editors, and other VIPS to look at work, as questions, and even make deals for work. They take turns, with ten minutes to share, and then it’s on to the next table!
Companies that attended include: Blue Q, Hallmark, Quarto, Sterling, teNeues, Uppercase, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge.
Here’s Clairice getting ready to show her portfolio to the next VIP. 
Some of the artists brought their sketchbooks to show as Jessica Allen did here.
Sarah Walsh, Katie Vernon, and Mara Penny are working on 
an assignment I gave them (to be revealed in a future newsletter!)
Here’s Katie Vernon and Marenthe in my garden sketching out ideas.
XO, Lilla

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9/14/17

We’re getting ready for our 3rd Annual LRS Artists Retreat!

Over here at Lilla Rogers Studio we’re getting ready for our 3rd Annual Artists Retreat for our represented artists. Starting this Sunday, it’s three days of making art together, learning new things, schmoozing with top VIPs in the business, eating well and more. Here’s my garden where we’ll hang out the first day. Follow along at #lillasretreat on Instagram.

UPPERCASE MAGAZINE

Guess who is coming to our Retreat? We’ve got VIPS from companies such as Blue Q, Hallmark, Quarto, teNeues, Candlewick, Sterling Publishers and Janine Vangool, Publisher of the highly acclaimed UPPERCASE Magazine. She’s hanging out with us and I’m sure she and I will concoct some pretty interesting ideas beneficial for both brands. And that, my friend, is how we do business around here. I always say “Play business like it’s a game.” That means: have fun with it.

We are honored that Mitch Nash, the founder of BlueQ, will be attending our Retreat. We love BlueQ!

I’m getting the back garden prettied up. I like an informal setting, plying everyone full of lots of good food and drink to inspire creativity, ideas, and relaxation. I’m going to lead my artists on a very cool art project which I show you in a later newsletter. Stay tuned!

Imagine what my artists are going to do with all this goodness on Day Three: Craft Day! I’m giving each of them blank tote bags to decorate. We’re talking inks, fabric paints, sashiko thread, gem setters, Helen Dardik rubber-stamps, sequins… See that little face in the middle? That’s my test piece, LOL. When Flora Waycott and Kate Mason come (a few days early from Australia) they’ll make a little sampler to test the materials.

XO,

Lilla

 

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