Thursday, 24 December 2009

AOI Images 34

During November I got some great news that i had been selected to take part in the association of illustrators Images 34.

"Images is the UK's leading illustration competition, annual, awards show, and touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the very best contemporary illustration published in the UK" .aoi

This will be the first time i have been selected to take part.....its also the first time i've entered so I'm quite chuffed. I believe it all kicks off in June / July time with an exhibition in London, followed by the publication of the Annual which will be delivered to various creative commissioners around the UK and beyond.

'PQ' (above) is the image which has been selected. Its an image I've been using for various self promotional formats over the past year. I will endeavor to keep you all informed as to the where and when...... until then enjoy a great New Year and a prosperous 2010.

Happy Christmas!!

Happy Christmas from Stowmarket. The place where the ducks rule, whatever the season.

Town Hall Galleries Ipswich

I have 'Path to Dedem' showing in the Town Hall Galleries Ipswich 'Wildlife' exhibition until the 9th of January. Its for sale (although the label may say differently) framed at £130, I think. Just ask John or staff in the craft shop to clarify price.

Website - Town Hall Galleries Ipswich

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Craft Market, Ipswich.

Find my prints and badges for sale at the 'I make fun stuff.. craft market' Located in the Town Hall Gallery Ipswich. Saturday 28th November, 10am - 4pm. My work will be with the Lielow and Sketch Guys. Check out the stall for some grand 'fun and funky stuff' to buy.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Print price crash & update!!

Print price crash!! All A3 signed prints now available at £30 including P&P. I've also added two new signed prints 'Pigs heads and porn stars' and 'Path to Debem' and extended the range of A4 signed prints available at £20.
If your interested click a link & take a look.
Alternative sizes are avilable on request.

Badge Pack!!

Available to buy in my shop a pack of 4x button badge 
images including : 'PQ' , 'Constable Cows' , Stow-Ducks' and 'Chiens Mechants'.
Free P&P

Friday, 30 October 2009

Lielow & Sketch - Square Route Pics

Last few days of the Lielow&Sketch 'Square Route' Exhibition. It finishes on the Saturday 31st Oct. Here's a few pics of the opening night + 'pigs heads' and 'Path to Dedem' printed, framed and on the wall.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Scattercats live in Woodbridge

New poster for the Scattercats.... Great band ,Great music, Great people !!! what more do you need.... beer... no problem. They only play in venues where the beer is also great..... enjoy.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Lielow & Sketch - Square Route

As the sun sets on Animal House I'm pleased to announce it was a tremendous success. People came from far and wide to view the odd creatures that lurked within.

As the new day dawns all the Animals have scurried away leaving in its place an eclectic mix of works all restricted to 50x50cm in size. 'Square Route' begins on the 24th of October through to the 31st. Located In the same place as the last, Electric house, Graham & Oldham Artists Gallery, Ipswich Suffolk.

Opening times from midday to 6pm
Private view 23rd of Oct 6.30pm - 9-30pm
For more info please visit Lielow & Sketch

Here is a taster of my Entries. 'Pigs heads and porn stars' and 'Path to Dedem' I think you can figure out which ones which. To see them in their full 50x50 glory head down to 'Square Route'......go know you should! know you want to!

Additional prints and other niceties also on sale.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Online Store update.

New!! Animal House images now available through my online store. Please visit HERE.
More items will be available soon so keep looking.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Animal House Pics

If you live in Suffolk and haven't been to see Animal House yet...what you playing at ,get yourself down there. There are some fantastic works available to view and buy. Here's a few photos from the opening night.

Animal House is on until Sunday 18th Oct. open daily noon till 6pm at the Graham & Oldham Artists Gallery in Ipswich (Electric House...Building opposite, Crown Pools and in the same building as the Futon Company)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Henry Moore - Perry Green

'Large Upright Internal/External Form'

'Locking Piece'

This week I fondly remembered an art trip I went on back in 1994 (ish) aged 14. Not exactly clued up on artists at the time, I remember being taken to a park in Yorkshire where some dude (Henry Moore) was showing some sculptures. It was a great day out and one of my first memories of drawing outside. I always remember it been quite a challenge drawing the organic shapes and practicing my tonal shading while trying to dodge sheep and their poo. The park was of course ' Yorkshire sculpture park' where a number of Moore's works where on show.

Some 16 years later the memories seemed to be revisited at Henry Moore's home and studios in Perry Green Hertfordshire. The Day was fantastic and the weather sublime. We visited his house and I became quite jealous of his many studios. We also walked around the grounds where a number of his sculptures from his personal collection lie. Taking plenty of photos and drawing some of the sculptures, remembering how fantastic and challenging they are to draw. If you haven't been to Perry Green I would definitely recommend it.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

LL&S - Animal House

Yet another Exhibition I'm more than happy to be involved with by the gang at Lielow & Sketch. This one is taking place in Electric house, Ipswich ,Suffolk on the 10th - 18th of October. Entitled 'Animal House' each artist had to submit images based around either animal behavior or fictional/non-fictional animals. Here are my entries... 'Constable cows' (May blog 2009 'Constable country walks') and as yet Two untitled based around a recent news article about dog fighting and another about a incident my partner had as a child involving an aggressive dog. Needless to say she doesn't like dogs much and I've just been informed that the image scares her.... guess this ones not going on our wall then...
Animal House poster by Gareth Bayliss

Artworks Gallery Newcastle ;@(

I received an email yesterday that the Artworks Gallery in Newcastle has closed....shutdown! So for all those who didn't get a chance to go and see some of my work on display you can still buy prints through my online shop, which is due for an upgrade very soon.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Scattercats Poster

Another month, another gig, another poster for the Scattercats. Mr James, Mr Ward...I salute you. Go-n-c-eerm-n-listen and learn.....

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

I Need Your Vote...

For all those up North I've got some work available to view in a contempory figurative exhibition in Newcastle. 'PQ' and 'Waistline' are part of the 'Flesh and the Figure' exhibition in 'The Artworks Gallery' (NE1 2NP) The exhibition is on until the end of October, so get yourself along to see some quality artwork...and remember to vote for me in the public vote! (unfortunately no online you need to visit the gallery)

Friday, 28 August 2009

Felixstowe Etchings

'Granny gets the News' (limited to 8 prints)

'The Look Out' (limited to 3 prints)

'Beach Huts' (limited to 6 prints)

I've also started playing around with some etchings and thought it would be nice to include them on the stall. So roll-up roll-up get your limited Andrew Gibson etchings at Art-on The Prom.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Art on the prom....Felixstowe

'Cup of Tea by the Sea'

'Peters Ice-Cream'

'On the Rocks'

'Painting the Hut'

I will be selling drawings, etchings and prints at Art-on-the-prom in Felixstowe on Sunday 30th August via Lielow and sketch collective. Please forgive the rather cheesy titles as both me and my partner are both useless at naming images. All prints will be available in A3 or A4. Hope to see you there....

Friday, 14 August 2009

New Scattercats Gig

Mr James & Steve are at it again and i was more than happy to help on the poster front.... If your in the area go along and see them.... Their great and Its free!
More updates coming soon

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

405 interview

The 405 online magazine conducted an interview with me a few weeks back. The results of which can be viewed here.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Website update

I've just updated my website with some new images and a link to my NEW SHOP. I currently have limited prints from '3' exhibition available to buy. New products will be posted soon.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Gem's Sandals

Image i should have entered into '3'.... Gem's sandals.....size 3.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

'3' Exhibition

'3' Exhibition. Artist Gallery, Electric House, Ipswich. 06/06/09 - 14/06/09 For more information please visit 'Lielow and Sketch' website. Here are my entries

A new image, reworked from old drawings. I've wanted to play around with a few more fashion orientated images for a while. About three years ago I produced a number of drawings intended to be used for such purpose but never got around to doing anything with them, until now. This image should be the first of a few over the next couple of months.

A reworked image from a few weeks ago about ducks in Stowmarket. I must say i think i prefer the original, but Gemma prefers the new reworked version so i flipped a coin and it landed on heads.... the reworked version.

'PQ' an old(ish) self promotional image i've being using in 2009.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Scattercats Promo

Now for something a bit different. No pencils , no paint. Just a photograph with some textures and a sprinkling of Letraset to finish. Enjoy

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Wolsey Programme May.

Image / Design for the Worlsey Orchestra Programme. This was for the May concert entitled American Landscapes. The orchestra played, Gershwin : Cuban Overture. Copland : Quite City & 'Billy the Kid' Suite. Bernstein : Overture to Candide & Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Whohub interview

Online interview on at

Stowmarket ducks

It has been said that in Stowmarket they are more ducks than people. Everywhere i travel around here i am greeted by flying ducks trying to knock me off my bike or have to stop in the car to let a duck family cross the road. I am ashamed to say that the only thing i can think of when i am greeted by a duck is how good duck tastes with cherry sauce....mmmmm.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Constable country walk.

A few weeks ago me and Gemma went for a wonder around Flatford Mill about half a hours drive away from where we live in Suffolk. The day was beautiful, and the scenery sublime. I took with-me some suitable artistic recording equipment (pencils / sketchbook and a camera) and started to draw. Looking out upon the landscape as Constable had some 200 years previous.. looking for inspiration.

After 30mins i quickly found myself becoming bored of the trees, bushes, streams and cottages. Its great... beautiful, but not for me... it just wasn't working. I then started to look around and watch how the visitors started to interact with the landscape and with each other.
Then, the place in which constable painted so many of his memorable and famous paintings started to come alive with the hustle and bustle of people. This was something i didn't expect, crowds of people walking through fields following the well trodden path towards Dedham village. It was then I found my personal interest i was looking for in this beautiful landscape.

I also found these consumer beef products quite interesting too... I've never been a one for drawing animals. So for the first time in public, here's some COWS...yumyum.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Flair competition

Just thought i would let you know I've entered the Macuser - making money illustration (see below) into the Flair competition at Creative Match website.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Extras Pt.3

Some images i've been playing with based on old drawings.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


A bit of in-house dancing

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


A quick turnaround for this image from MacUser. 'Making money from your photos'