Recently I had the honor of interviewing the top artist representative working in the field of illustration and large scale mural work, Richard Solomon of http://www.richardsolomon.com/
You can grab the phone interview podcast here: http://www.conceptart.org/podcast/ or subscribe on iTunes by searching for conceptart
We discussed a number of important issues artists face in the industry today and shared ideas on where things are headed in the future. I learned a lot during the conversation and think you will too.
Richard represents a group of phenomenal illustrators including:
Gregory Manchess (whom many of you know from his work here in the community)
Peter de Sève
His company has helped these artists to become some of the major illustrators in the world today, over the past twenty years. His clients include an A-list of companies such as National Geographic, TIME, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Road and Track, Paramount, Disney, Barnes and Noble and many others. His illustrators have won many awards and are well known educators who share their knowledge freely and openly with artists and students alike. With more than 8000 successfully completed projects, this crew is prolific, professional, and inspiring and Richard has been the major force for business in their careers.
Richard has a beautiful website showcasing his other company, Art on a Grand Scale. http://www.artonagrandscale.com/ is the link. He has put together a stellar group of 33 artists and is now covering the urban, corporate and architectural landscape with absolutely beautiful works. Art on a Grand Scale transforms generic spaces into provocative places of inspiration. Richard is responsible for generating the work that feeds and keeps all these people doing great projects. Together they create beauty for their clients. It does not get much better than that.
Further information, as well as important articles related to the world of art, can be found on his blog: http://richardsolomon.com/confab/
Best Regards and please enjoy,