The Art of Sherlock Holmes Team

The Art of Sherlock Holmes project brings together one of the most influential people in the creative world with the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes publishers.

Phil Growick
The project was conceived by and is curated by Phil Growick. Phil ran one of the world’s leading executive search firms in the advertising industry, placing senior creatives in major agencies worldwide. Phil’s network in the creative world is unparalleled which is perfect for artist acquisition. Now living in West Palm, Phil is heavily involved in the local art community and as a two-time Sherlock Holmes novelist in his own right came up with the concept of combining two of his passions – art and Holmes.

"Each artist has had a story assigned to them – specifically dependent on the particular talent of each artist. Whether the interpretations be forms of abstract, contemporary, realist, minimalist, symbolism, or an amalgam of various forms, each piece of art created is unique, hypnotic, mesmerizing and unforgettable. Each created specifically to express the essence of each incredible Holmes story. The stories range from the impossibly baffling (except for Holmes) to the humorous, paranormal, or simply intellectually intricate. You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make a delicious Holmes meal of mystery. But please remember, art is in the eye of the beholder. So, we hope you’ll appreciate each creation for what it is: an inimitable interpretation of a truly unique Holmes story."

MX Publishing - Steve Emecz
MX is the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes publisher with over one hundred authors creating new Sherlock Holmes stories. In the last decade MX has produced over five hundred new Sherlock stories including licensing into Japan, China, Russia, India and several European countries – selling over a million copies in print. 

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories is the world’s largest new Sherlock stories collection with twelve bestselling volumes in the last four years – with three more volumes due in May 2019. Over 100 authors have taken part in the anthology including NY Times best sellers Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Lyndsay Faye and Bonnie MacBird.

The collection raises money for Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home and carries the Estate’s Conan Doyle Seal – with over $40,000 raised. The collection has overwhelming support from leading Sherlockians worldwide. MX are in a perfect position to bring the best in Holmes fiction and the Sherlock fan base to the project.


Great causes this project supports

Stepping Stones School – Hindhead, UK is a school for children with learning disabilities based in the former home of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The building -  ‘Undershaw’ has been restored back to its former glory and now houses one of Europe’s leading facilities for learning disabilities. MX Managing Director Steve Emecz is a patron of the school. 

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, Florida. 
The library provides a vital resource for literacy and education in one of the most dynamic city communities in Florida. Phil Growick works closely with the library team on art projects in WPB.

The American Cancer Society  
This is the leading venue for cancer research in the U.S. and will receive its proceeds from all USA and GLOBAL editions.

Happy Life Children’s Home – Nairobi, Kenya
Twinned with Stepping Stones, Happy Life has saved the lives of over 600 abandoned babies in the last two decades. The project has expanded to include a school and paediatric hospital. Steve and his wife Sharon spend every Christmas out at Happy Life with the kids.

The World Food Programme 
There are 821 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to lead an active and healthy life. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. And it costs just US$0.50 to feed one child for a day. Steve Emecz is a World Food Programme mentor.