The Gray Umbrella, LLC is an Art and Graphic Design studio owned and operated in Nashville, Tennessee by husband and wife artists, Aaron and Michelle Grayum.
Their collaborations piece together themes from their childhoods to create fun images that blend whimsy with serenity. Cut paper adds a language of depth and pattern to the elegance of the hand-drawn birds, boats, umbrellas and more. Aaron and Michelle's individual styles come together like a quilt, working with paint, charcoal, paper, found objects and the computer to create quiet, colorful scenes and designs inspired by the part of themselves that in some ways is still six years old.
Their 15 years of graphic design experience have garnered a dozen Addy awards. They have been featured in Print magazine, and their clients have included the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Ballet, Capitol Records, Pixelgrazer, Nashville Downtown Partnership, Curb Records, Tennessee Medical Association, Nashville Shores, Hester & Cook Design Group, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, HopePark Church, Las Paletas, STARS, Julie's Village, Upper Room Books and The Wonderful Life Foundation.