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Eleanor Tomlinson & Andrew Eborn President of Octopus TV celebrate the launch of Eleanor’s first permanent gallery space and workspace at The O2, home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy and entertainment and now art.

A glittering galaxy of stars from the worlds of television, film, music, fashion, politics and industry turned out in style for the launch party.

Eleanor’s extensive body of work including Jubilee Ma’amalade Tea and Coronation Capers is now available to view at scale on the vast walls of the stylish interior of Soukra in the Icon Outlet at The O2.

Eleanor’s artwork as well as officially licensed products are available to buy.

This is the latest in an impressive line of major licensing deals following Eleanor joining forces with Andrew Eborn, internationally renowned lawyer and broadcaster and President of Octopus TV Ltd, to maximise licensing opportunities and develop a global brand.

Eleanor met Andrew Eborn, live on BBC during a feature on Eleanor’s work being copied without her permission. Andrew Eborn volunteered to help Eleanor live on air.

They have since been working together with phenomenal success setting up official licences around the world. Already deals have been made for various product categories as well as special live events including workshops and afternoon teas in various territories including Japan. Eleanor recently signed a multi-product deal with Ravensburger.

Andrew Eborn, who has been instrumental in growing many major brands, has also  secured worldwide media coverage for Eleanor enabling Eleanor to benefit from Andrew’s many powerful contacts around the world resulting in deals being concluded with unprecedented speed.


Andrew Eborn commented “I am thrilled to be working with Eleanor reviewing the various opportunities including from international licensing. Together we are developing a global brand, building on the success of Eleanor’s work to date, whilst protecting Eleanor’s artistic rights and integrity. We are rolling out Eleanor Tomlinson’s Gallery and Workshop around the world as well as securing licensing deals across all product ranges. I very much look forward to hearing from anyone interested in exploring the exciting licensing opportunities.”

For many years Andrew Eborn has empowered companies to face the challenges of changing markets, maximise the return on their rights as well as assisting with the strategic development of their businesses.

Eleanor pointed out “I am very excited at even the thought of the possible opportunities being created as a result of my partnership with Andrew Eborn. What started as a wonderful introduction by the BBC has already turned into a strong creative partnership. I’m very grateful to the BBC for opening such a door into a world of new opportunities with Andrew especially at a time when I was at a loss as to where to turn having suffered artwork theft on a global level. 2022 was an incredible, rollercoaster year in my career, but 2023 is already proving to be something else as Andrew and I join forces to share even more of my artwork with the world, entering into fabulous collaborations with leading world names. Andrew and I make a formidable team – an artist’s dream.’


In addition to the impressive officially licensed product range, Eleanor is delighted to be able to offer personal workshops.  Eleanor’s workshop experiences have been purposefully created to welcome all levels and ages within a friendly, supporting setting led by Eleanor. Providing 1:1 tailored guidance, full materials and a creative community. Eleanor’s workshop days are set amongst a gallery backdrop of her various ink and watercolour works. 

Eleanor is passionate for others to learn and embrace various artistic techniques to release their inner creativity.

“I believe everyone has a creative side, it just needs to be encouraged and nurtured. Creativity can take form in so many ways but it’s through play and experimentation whilst having the support and encouragement to do this that everyone’s hidden flare can come to the surface. My workshops promote bringing out the best in everyone’s abilities, no matter their past experience.”

Eleanor’s ink and watercolour full day workshops are split into two parts. In the morning participants explore techniques and methods for working with pencil, fine liners and watercolour through a range of short demonstrations and fun, fast-paced activities. In the afternoon, following a leisurely lunch to refuel, they continue with their individual ink and watercolour pieces. Eleanor comes round individually to offer any help or advice on a 1:1 basis as each participant draws in pen and then paints in watercolour, working at their own pace. Leaving the day with a pen array of skills and know how, their own artwork and the materials to continue their creative journey. Groups are kept small and intimate to allow plenty of individual support from Eleanor ensuring everyone gets the most out of her workshop days.

Eleanor’s half day workshops are a condensed experience of the full day workshops, a great introduction to working in ink and watercolour for those starting their creative journey and a great refresher for those with previous experience. 

These various workshop experiences are purposefully created to welcome all levels and ages within a friendly, supporting setting led by Eleanor. Providing 1:1 tailored guidance, full materials and a creative community. Eleanor’s workshop days are set amongst a gallery backdrop of her various ink and watercolour works. 

Eleanor is also holding a special ‘Children’s Hour’ workshops to encourage the next generation of creatives and future illustrators. This informal workshop experience takes any budding artists through Eleanor’s methods, offer 1:1 support and then hold a small, friendly and intimate group discussion and Q&A where they can find out anything they like about being a full-time artist and illustrator.

The workshops will be held regularly. For details contact Andrew Eborn AE@OctopusTV.com and follow @etomlinson_art @AndrewEborn @OctopusTV

In the meantime, Andrew Eborn is continuing to appear regularly on various channels around the world.

Andrew will be in Cannes at MIP TV, the Film, TV and Media market where he has again been engaged to present for Sony – including hosting and interviewing key
industry players from around the world regarding the latest
developments in technology as part of the Tech & Creativity series.

Andrew Eborn has also been engaged to host the launch of a new TV Game Show from
TBS following the global success of Takeshi’s Castle and Ninja Warrior.

For all licensing enquiries please contact

Andrew Eborn Octopus TV LTD AE@OctopusTV.com  www.Octopus.TV

© Eleanor Tomlinson Art Ltd 2023 All Rights Reserved https://www.eleanortomlinsonart.co.uk/

Photographs Jules Annan / Andrew Eborn

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