Surtex here we come!

Surtex here we come!.

Despite the fact that I no longer blog from here… ( see my new site I thought I’d reblog this post by Claudia which shows several flyers from the artists exhibiting on stand 222 at Surtex. We are all part of a collective called Cultivate Art which enables us to share stand costs. I will be there in person and would love to see you if you are visiting  🙂


Illustration Friday

I wanted to enter a picture for ‘Robot’ the topic for Illustration Friday but although I had a good idea it remains in my head.

My son however was inspired to draw something and I have just remembered in time to enter that!

© Elliot Buckingham Age 10

© Elliot Buckingham Age 10

Well done Elliot X

My entry for the #globaltalentsearch

The deadline for entries for the Global Talent Search  is tomorrow 5pm GMT and like many I’ve submitted this weekend and feel a sense of relief. As one of 500 Make Art That Sells course participants it’s been wonderful to see some of the entries in the private MATS Facebook page. The competition is amazing. I don’t know how many have registered to take part in the GTS search but I vaguely remember the number 2500+. To whittle all that down to just 50 for the next stage will be tough.

This is my entry:


I would absolutely love to be represented by Lilla Rogers but I do think it’s unlikely at this point. What doing this course and entering this competition has given me is my is my self belief and ambition back. I know I am capable of great things but I have to nurture myself and think deeply about the direction I am going in.  I imagine Lilla is going to choose people who have a definite style aesthetic at this point to go through to the next round. How happy would I be to get through to the final 50? I am realistic but I think you can guess. We should all find out on August the 1st who has reached the next stage.

Good luck to all of you and can’t wait to congratulate you 🙂 If you’ve entered and want to put a link into the comments please do. It’s an education in itself looking at the entries 🙂