Saturday, 29 September 2012

Breakfast meeting at Leo Burnett

Earlier this week Gumbo visited Ad agency Leo Burnett for a breakfast meeting. We put on a display of our Blue Suede shoes prints, along with lots of books and portfolios, beautiful screenprints from Chris Andrews, and Sarah Horne's amazing new pop-up book 'Monster House'. Lots of tearsheets and cards for were available for people to take away, as were homemade breakfast goodies and pastries! Live drawing was expertly provided by Sandra Howgate and Eivind Gulliksen. We really enjoyed meeting all the creatives and a good morning was had by all.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


New picture book "Oliver" tells the story of the world's first tame wheelchair and the boy who couldn't walk, and how their stories became one. Written by the master of fantastical inventions - Jan Grue, and published by Gyldendal.

Monday, 20 February 2012


'Mastermind' is a group show of 2-colour risograph prints by 22 artists, produced and put on by Bolt Editions. The show is on at the moment at a variety of venues in Brixton Village - my print 'Elephant Snake' is showing at Italian restaurant Casa Sibilla. There are some great artists involved, including David Hughes, Rachel Gannon and Brett Ryder, so it's well worth a look. The show runs from 16th February until 18th March and prints can be purchased from Bolt editions priced at a mere £23.50 (including postage)! You can find more info and download an Art trail map here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wow, Time Flies...

Well, it's been several months since my last post and that is because I now have a beautiful baby girl, called Ruby, who is just 4 months old and takes up a lot of her mum's time (but in a very good way.) While she is having a nap (quite rare during the day!) I thought I'd take a few minutes out to share the artwork I had been doing right up to having Ruby.

I still try to illustrate here and there but I don't get very long, plus I really want to enjoy this time with my daughter as I imagine these precious moments of her development whiz by in a flash.

So here are a couple of images for The Sunday Express magazine (September, 2011).

I have also been busy with the images I do for Lucy Berry's piece for Reform magazine I did a few back to back so they had a stock pile to use in the first few months. I still manage to keep these going but they have to be done much quicker these days!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Journey to Mars

New easy reader from CappelenDamm publishers, written by the incomparable Hans Sande. Lars spills the eggs while making mousse with Mum and Dad and gets told off. He leaves in a huff and heads for Mars with his pal Boff.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Blue Suede shoes at Nancy Victor

The second installment of our Blue Suede shoes exhibition is now on at the wonderful Nancy Victor gallery in Fitzrovia. It's a great space, full of charm and character, and it suits our work down to the ground! The show is on until 21st October and is open every day except Sunday from 10am-6pm. Limited edition giclee prints are available to buy, as well as our 'Blue Suede shoes' publication. Do pop by for a look! Here's a few pics of the gallery and the opening.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Blue Suede Shoes in Central London!

We are very happy to announce that Gumbo illustration's 'Blue Suede shoes' exhibition will be on again in October! This time we have an amazing location in central London - the Nancy Victor gallery at 6 Charlotte place, Fitzrovia. The show opens on 6th October and runs until 21st October. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Hope you can make it along!

Monday, 1 August 2011

New work for Samara

Well, it's been a bit longer than I'd like since my last post but I have been a busy lady and what with it being summer and all, I've had a fair few short breaks around the country visiting friends and family. All very lovely of course and being nearly 7 months pregnant now, does make me slightly less productive but I have managed to squeeze in a few illustrations lately.

The first is one I did a little while ago was for Reform magazine. It was quite a nice illustration to do as Sav (the teenage son in this monthly column) is thinking about his heritage, being a mixture of English and Jamaican and I put together a little sketchbook, which meant I could incorporate pictures from previous illustrations.

The second piece I have done recently is another illustration for The Sunday Express magazine. I have just sent another one off today but this is the one from a couple of weeks ago:

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sixty Impossible Things....London exhibition!

I'm having an exhibition of work from my recent book 'Sixty Impossible things before lunch' at the Design Conspiracy Gallery, 12 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LQ. The show is open to the public from 15th July and continues until 22nd. Open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm and 11am-4pm at the weekend. I will be manning the show during the week so I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Blue Suede Shoes now available online!

You can now order a copy of our Blue Suede Shoes publication from Duke press here priced at £7.00 plus P&P. If you're ordering from outside the UK please go here for Europe and here for International orders. The show is still on (until 1st May) so do get down there if you can, there's still time!