Oh my gosh! Fan of art licensing? You need to watch this! Trying to figure out how to make it in that biz? You need to watch this! Need to motivation to start a new business but are afraid you don’t “know” enough to get started? You need to watch this! Mary Beth Freet from Pink Light Studio is a woman who just went for it and made a business for herself AND for other artists as well. You know I like ALL creative women and you know artists are near and dear to my heart so I get pretty detailed in this
grilling (oops!) interview. Thank you, Mary Beth, for going deep with me on this subject!
The reality is that art licensing is good for some artists and not the best for other artists. It is not one stop shopping for your career and I never want to pretend like it is some magic pill BUT I do believe society as a whole is responding to good art and design on products. It is our job collectively as creatives to make sure we get fairly compensated. Part of that journey is to become educated and it was refreshing to hear that people helped Mary Beth when she was starting out. I love seeing generosity at work.
Now Mary Beth is moving and grooving in this industry. I get the impression, Mary Beth Freet would move and groove in ANY industry. She is not afraid to learn, work hard and put herself and the artist she represents out in front. If you are attending Surtex stop by booth 417, the Pink Light Studio Booth and say hello! In the meantime, check out their new website. Nice job!