About



Welcome to my store. My name is Gosia Mosz aka Mayo'm NMG, I am artist, mother and children’s book illustrator. 

Illustrating books for children all over the world, I thought it would be exciting to pull my art and illustrations off the page and into the bedrooms of children. This was the birth of the Stranger in my home, artwork produced with my husband and our three-year Frank, who is our very discerning creative director.

When producing our goods we try to use small, independent local business so that we can support local communities and and keep ourselves as green as possible. 
We are planning many new projects for children and the young at heart; our store will soon have giclee art print , wooden toys, textiles etc available for you to buy. 


Thank you

 Mayo

www.mayo-nmg.com




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Books & Publications


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2004 Illustrations for  “What Gnu Knew”- Brown Publishing Network/Macmillan


2004  Illustrations for”The Dream Of Paraquaria”  Nasza Ksiegarnia Publishing


2004 Illustrations for educational book publishers Little Red Riding Hood,  Harcourt School Publishing


2005 Illustrations for”Alice in Wonderland ” Nasza Ksiegarnia Publishing


2005 Illustrations“Through The Looking Glass” Nasza Ksiegarnia Publishing


2005 Illustrations for “Walker No-Fly” Joanna Kulmowa, Nasza Ksiegarnia Publishing


2006  Illustrations for “Secret diary of Tywonka”  Ezop Publishing


2007 Illustrations for “Hanukkah Moon” Deborah da Costa Kar-Ben Publishing


2009 I adopted artistic name Mayo and I set up a website www.mayo-nmg.com where I present my
 artistic works


2010 Illustrations for educational book publishers How the Milky Way Came to Be, for Macmillan


2011 I created a pattern collection “Stranger in my Home” and set up online shop Stranger In My Home


2012 Illustrations for children's books “Cats Comes Too” and ”Dog Comes Too” by Hazel Hutchins 
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“Hanukkah Moon” has been recognized as a 2008 Notable Book for Younger Readers by The Sydney Taylor Book Awards








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Honeytrap – group show in Strychnin Gallery Berlin 



KunStart 2009- art show in Bolzano, Italy



7 Year itch -anniversary group show Strychnin Gallery Berlin




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“The Garden Of Eye Candy” Book – great collections of artists 
by Bigbrosworkshop & Basheer Graphic Books


“The Age of European Drawing” – special edition

 My DPI Magazine


My DPI Magazine – interview


Oh Really Magazine


Carpaccio Magazine


Area Zinc Magazine


Lieblingsempire Calendar 2009 book illustrators




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Review from book “The Garden of Eye Candy”

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“Mayo is artist, whose humor is perhaps, a tad eccentric,in a good way. Her composition is interestingly off center, while hidden elements creep up and surprise. Beetles and bugs, and half human like heads bare their teeth.

Text is almost always included in her artworks, with words like “no mind games”,cluing in the viewer on the mood and tone of the piece.
Although the subject matter is at times despondent, i.e. half human, half-animal like creatures caught up in their own quagmires, 
the color and naive illustration style offers hope that perhaps, in the bigger picture, things are not as bleak as they may seem.

Mayo adores working with traditional tools such as the brush,pencil and paint, savoring her favorite moment when she thins down the watercolors on paper.


She does almost everything by hand, including making her own vintage paper. 
Finally though, she uses a Wacom pad for collaging and the finish.
Her favorite characters while she was young, were not cartoons, but live animals. 
Spending time catching frogs,climbing trees to go get sweet cherries and playing with cats and dogs, were things she loved immensely.
 Mayo says that her childhood playmates had an intense influence on her, and is today, still visible in her art.
 

Mayo believes, that the tree major questions that we seek answers to in life
Where do I come from? Where am I? Where am I going?”, causes us to create masks.
 For her, these masks are like the characters we create in order to express emotion. 
Mayo goes on to say that, in her view, “rich” civilization has lost this need to find our true selves beneath the mask of “others” characters.
She says “ It is different in places where the world really isn’t a fairy tale,where getting food is equally essential to breathing air.
 In these places, fairy tale is still about the battle between good and evil, in the CLEANEST FORM!”
 It is perhaps this consciousness that informs her art, for we see the characters in sometimes lost, 
or overwhelmed in strange gardens and landscapes,seeking to emerge from the dark world of the chrysalis into the light.”


Review from book “The Garden of Eye Candy” by Bigbros Workshop & Basheer Graphic

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