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!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Blue Suede Shoes Private View

A great night was had by the Gumbo collective at our Blue Suede Shoes Private View at the Apthorp Galley (Arts Depot) in North London.

There was a good turn out of people attending the show and there is still plenty of people visiting. Please do go and check it out if you get the chance, it's on for the next two months. Prints from the show are available to buy (at sizes A2 or A3) as well as the book, for £7. Books and prints from individual members are also available to buy.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Private View Invitation; 'BLUE SUEDE SHOES'.

We would also like to see you at our Private View at 6pm on Thursday 3rd March at Arts Depot, North Finchley, London!

Blue Suede Shoes Book and Exhibition!

For several months now the Gumbo collective have been working on a project called 'BLUE SUEDE SHOES'. Our project has involved creating a book which started off as a word-play game. To start the game one person used a well-known phrase of three words, changed one of the words and passed it on to the next person, who in turn did the same, until we had a series of 12 lines of text. The story twists and turns to produce bizarre word combinations and unexpected happenings. Each artist then responded visually to these words to produce a rich mix of images.

We are delighted that Duke press, an independent publisher based in London, have decided to publish our book for us and produce a limited edition of 120 books,which will each have a screen-printed cover and be hand-stiched by the group. They wil be available to sell at our show (of the same name) which will run at the Art's Depot in North Finchley, London from 4th March to 1st May. At the show will be A2 prints from the book alongside the book itself and Gumbo artists work for sale. There will also be lots of activities for kids so we hope to see lots of families enjoying this show as well as adults!

We really hope to see you there and please help spread the word!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Forest House

I've been getting out my printing inks this week. This is a linocut using two pieces of lino, I've shown them here with the print as they're interesting objects in their own right.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Hello! Sorry it's been a little while since my last blog post, I have lots to put up but very little free time at the moment. Anyway, here is an illustration I did recently for Reform magazine. It's for the 'Single Mum' piece by Lucy Berry and in this month's installment, Lucy remembers her father and their often strained relationship. Unlike the relationship between her son and his grandfather which was very strong.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Roodica selected for Richard and Judy’s Children’s Bookclub

Wonderful news this week. Roodica The Rude and the Famous Flea Trick by Margaret Ryan, has been selected for the Richard And Judy Children's Book Club in partnership with WHSmith and The Book Trust.

It appears alongside five other books in the Read Together section, and launches today.

The Bookseller writes: "The Children’s Book Club will present six titles in the categories Read Together, Read Yourself and Fluent Reader to aid parents with selecting the best reading material for their children."

You can have a look at the full article here

Very much enjoyed illustrating the Roodica series. Very funny text. Loved scribbling all that messy hair!

Keep peeling your eyes for this in WHSmiths!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Blue Suede Shoes!

Watch this space for information on our next collaborative project, a book called Blue Suede Shoes. An exhibition of our work will follow.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recent work

I've just finished a couple of big projects - a new book for my Italian publisher Edizioni Corraini, and illustrations for Basel Kantonal bank annual report. Can't really post anything until they're out, but in the meantime here are a couple of recent pieces for Valore Alimentare magazine and Mother and Baby magazine. Currently working on my images for the first Gumbo book 'Blue Suede shoes', more to come on that very soon!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you! The Gumbo's have some very exciting projects in the pipeline so watch this space! In the meantime, we will keep putting up our personal work. Here is one I did just before Christmas for the Sunday Express magazine.