Art agency starts 2019 with a raft of new licensing partnerships for its artists.
It’s been a hectic few months at licensing agency This is Iris, where the agents’ motto is being passionate about all things creative.
First up is a new partnership with the Wiseartwork Collection. Alfred John Wise – who died in 1985 – was a prolific artist in his lifetime, producing more than a thousand watercolour paintings of plants and flowers while living at Surrey’s RHS Wisley.
Wiseartwork was set up in 2014 by his sole surviving great niece, and This is Iris is now looking to develop product ranges showcasing his stunning botanical collection with licensing partners. New deals are expected to be announced shortly.
Another late artist, Beryl Cook, is having her work reproduced as a range of lightweight security cards. New licensee Myne Cards is behind the range which blocks credit card fraud by customers simply popping one into their purse or wallet.
Irish Linen company Samuel Lamont & Sons is also working with Beryl’s portfolio, alongside the work of another of This is Iris’ artists, Ailsa Black, and is set to launch a range of home items including bags, oven gloves, towels and aprons.
Plus Scottish painter Alisa’s bold and humorous art also saw her scoop Best Charity Calendar at the UK Calendar Awards last year with her RSPB family planner.