Christmas fairs and events - Margate, London and Liverpool

The lead up to Christmas is a busy one for fairs and markets, so here are some of the events I'm involved in and will have the product line on show and up for grabs...

Brighter Days Margate / 21st - 23rd November
A festive event, featuring the work of selected designers, makers and artists. Pie Factory Margate will be open to show the work of twelve designers, makers and artists.

Resort and friends Xmas fair Cliftonville / 23rd November
Resort Studios is opening its doors for this very special festive event. 
This is your opportunity to buy directly from Margate's finest artists, designers and makers, pay a visit to Satan's Grotto and enjoy some hot booze.

I will be at this event all day if anyone wants to chat!

Bizaar Bazarre / Winterville London / 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st December 
This December, we welcome you to come and join our Vaudeville-Victorian marketplace at Winterville in Victoria Park. A chance for artists of all practices to sell their wares in a larger than life world where every purchase tells a story.

Nook and Cranny Liverpool / 13th - 23rd December
I'm lucky enough to have been contacted by the lovely people from Nook and Cranny in Liverpool for a Christmas pop up shop. My products will be featured in an area of there store for a few weeks in the lead up to Christmas. Very excited to get to show my work to the people of Liverpool!

Alex.

Personalised Illustrated home/shop portraits - a perfect Christmas gift

I'm now offering custom personalised home or shop portraits

Now you can own an original, hand signed personalised piece of art of your home or business. All you need to do is provide some images and information about the print and I will create your artwork.

These will make a unique gift for a friend or relative this Christmas. Lead time is around 2 weeks so this may be good to get in as early as possible. Spaces for this for Christmas delivery are strictly limited due to time constraints.

Each piece is hand drawn with pencil and digitally coloured. These prints come as a one off signed high quality digital print in standard sizes for easy framing.

Updated portfolio and shop

After some careful planning and chats with business consultants, i'm happy to present the new website!

I've decided to merge Get Better Clothing and my website as an illustrator. There are many reasons for this, but it is mainly so I can have everything in one place and focus on one business.

The shop will still have all the products and will be under Alex Foster Illustration, with the full Get Better range. It means I'll be branching out into more products and illustrated gifts like the new personalised prints, as well as continuing to make clothing.

New to my portfolio are 4 bag designs I created for tote bag company Talented. These are currently proving very popular in trade shows around the world and will be out in shops soon.

You can read an interview with me about the seaside range of bags here.