Max Scratchmann


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 am a fulltime collage / multi-media artist and illustrator 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, the popular business bible for illustrators, ten years old in 2009 and currently in its third edition; How to Grab the ATTENTION or Art Directors and Editors by the Simple Use of Postcards and the humorous autobiography of my years as a downshifter - Chucking It All.

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; 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.