Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting Department at The Glasgow School of Art.
They divide their time between designing large-scale installations for fine art settings and undertaking illustrations commissions from a diverse range of companies worldwide, including The BBC, Penguin, Facebook, Absolut , Adidas and Swatch.
They have exhibited around the world, including shows in London, Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Sao Paulo.
Recently, they have been mainly focused on making kids books which have included a range of colouring-in books for Penguin and they’ve just finished their forth book for Laurence King. Their best selling book ‘Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts’ is now in it’s second print run and has been translated into 5 languages. Their newest book ‘Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and their Magical Tales’, hit the shelves September 2020.
They strongly believe in visual art being accessible, meaningful and visually appealing and they try to make art works that are generous in detail and content so that the viewer can find new things every time they look at the artwork, whether it be an ink illustration or a large scale wall mural.
They are currently based in London.
BBC, Facebook, Random House, The Guardian, Crab Tree and Evelyn, New Scientist, Kiehls, Tiger Beer, Absolut, Adidas, Swatch, MTV, Tic-Tac, Chevrolet, Swarovski, Nokia, Sony, ICON, Lawrence King, I+M, AT&T, Lee Denim, Pirwi, Wired Magazine, Urban Outfitters, Comme des Garcons, Nationwide, Arte TV, The Skinny.
Laurence King Publishing (Hachette Children’s group), Big Picture Press, Wide Eyed Press, Penguin, Puffin.
Ulsan Museum of Art, South Korea. Barbican: London, The Lighthouse: Glasgow, Space in Between: London, Den Frei: Copenhagen, Exp Gallery: Carrara, TorArt Gallery: Carrara, Salon Renata: Berlin, Oval Space: London, Made Gallery: Berlin, SESC Pompeia: Sao Paulo, Museum of Sound and Image: Sao Paulo, Paris Design Week: Paris, Dublin Science Festival: Dublin, Pirwi: Mexico City, Manchester Science Festival: Manchester, London Design Week: London, East Gallery: London, Breda Graphic Design Festival: Breda, Recoat Gallery: Glasgow, Illustrative 09: Berlin, Gallerie Esplanaden: Copenhagen, West Space Gallery: Melbourne, Illustrative 08: Zurich, Appetite Gallery: Buenos Aires, The Bottle Cap Gallery: San Francisco, Glasgow International: Glasgow, Kret Gallery: Malmo, SWG3: Glasgow
Danish Arts Council, Scottish Arts Council, ‘Best’ Illustration Awards, Young Illustrators Award