Max Scratchmann, Aberdeen Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement I have been actively engaged in making art for over thirty years and I exhibited and sold my first picture in 1973 at the age of seventeen.
I have been a fulltime collage / multi-media artist and illustrator since 1984 and my work has appeared on over forty book covers, various CD sleeves and T-shirts and literarily hundreds of magazines in Britain, America and Japan. My client list includes The Guardian - Reed - IPC - Longman - Serino Coyne Advertising (Broadway) - Scottish Opera - Scynchrono Crossings (Tokyo) - Ms London - Girl About Town - Sugar - Catch - City Life - Midweek - Attitude - XL - Tigerprint - Marketing Week - Graphics International - Yes - Vox - New Moon - Desire - Village Voice - the Big Issue - Metropolitan - Football Management - Insider - Entrepreneur - Incognito - Naxos Audio Books - Revels Playtexts - Manchester University Press - Coliseum Theatre - Sunday Herald - Pearson Education - Trader - Moondance Media - British Airways - The Law Society and many more.
I am the author of ILLUSTRATION 101, a business guide for illustrators.
I have received the New York Dimensional Illustrators' Bronze Award three times, once for Recycled Sculpture and twice for Paper Collage.
I have led seminars on self-promotion for artists at the Centre for Arts Development Training in Liverpool and have taught both collage and digital art throughout the country.
I am also well represented in the fine art world and my work has been exhibited in group shows over the length and breadth of Great Britain from London to Orkney including several shows at the MUSA art cafe; I have also been part of the Dimensional Illustrators' New York Show for three years running and my solo shows to date are:
Panting Fairies , the Edge, Soho Square, London (2000), Theatres of Dreams , the Belmont Picture House, Aberdeen, (2007) Magicians , Aberdeen Arts Centre (2008). I am currently spending my time illustrating & writing, painting, making animated films and doing the odd bit of seminar speaking.