Mission Statement



‘Our aim is to develop a first class Art licensing agency based in the UK, , specialising in Greeting cards art and Welsh Lanuage cards ,we aim to be a Market leader in Everyday and Seasonal Illustration, showcasing a collection of the best illustrators and designers in the World.’


The Paintbox is an exciting creative Art licensing Agency, based  near Chepstow, in the beautiful countryside of South Wales.

Headed up by the founder Emma Caresimo who has been in the greeting cards industry at Director   level for over 18 years, 8 spent with Hallmark Cards Plc.

 Aimed primarily at the greetings cards, paper goods, homewares , art licensing and many art buying markets. Our speciality is greetings cards , and  recently we have developed our own range of Welsh greetings cards and these are proving to be very popular.

At the Paintbox we have  over  30 talented greeting card  Illustrator’s  & designers on board all with varying specialities. Our artists cover a wide variety of styles, from Contemporary, core Traditional, Photographic, Cute, whimsical Juvenile and Humour. We offer a bespoke design development service to customers. We are available to commission, range plan or license existing work from our library. We have designs in many high street retailers including Next, Tesco, Sainsbury's,  Costo USA, Target,New Look as well as many well known greetings, card publishers  here at home in the UK , Europe and the United states.  We are proud that we have a worldwide cleint base that we licence art for greetings cards, gift bags and tags We are also happy to help in any upcoming projects you might have for paper goods of any kind.

We specialise in art for greetings cards, wedding cards, anniversary cards, new baby, christmas, valentines, birthdays, easter, Hallowen, Holiday . Easter, Confirmation /communion, Across the miles,  mothers day, fathers day & civil ceremony,  any occasion :)

We also have an new  online shop where you can now  purchase welsh  greeting cards, and also Male and female Birthday cards  for trade enquiries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 At the Paintbox creativity is the key to success.


Check out the online shop https://the-paintbox.co.uk/index.html

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At the Paintbox we are always looking to hear from talented artists. If you would to join please send any  visuals/concepts  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A selection of some of our artists


Matthew Jeanes

"It's funny, some children instinctively know what they will do when they grow up, whether it be a doctor,a nurse,a teacher, an actor or in my case..and artist. Whether i've 'grown up is open to debate but I always knew I would be a painter.. and I am.

Having been around Art ,Illustration and Design all my life, I have achieved all goals in the commercial Art/ illustration/Design fields 
I have taught in one way or another throughout my career, employing and training Junior Artists who now have careers of great note. Running Art departments, projects , brands and companies always with my feet routed firmly in the Art world.
I have been elevated from Junior Artist to Senior, had my own companies with teams of Artists/Designers, run leading brands in the Greetings industry, been Art Director in charge of a studio developing brands for the industry and finally Creative Director developing new ranges and winning industry awards.
I started off illustrating character brands such as Forever Friends, Bubblegum, Country Companions, Winnie the Pooh and Disney and have now moved on to become an artist in my own right. This is where I'm comfortable and definitely where i want to stay."





Emma Caresimo- Founder and Director