Having originally graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Jemma has developed a successful and strong following, including in a number of private collections. Living and working in East Lothian Jemma works from her studio that is tucked in, at the bottom of her garden; a little haven surrounded by plants and flowers, acting as perfect inspiration for her work.
When not in her studio, painting with her trusty hound at her side, she enjoys teaching at her art school. Teaching is a great passion of hers, and acts as a perfect partner to her own working practice.
”Colour, surface and mark are the driving forces behind my practice. My subject matter is found in the everyday – predominately in the unorganised still lives of home and garden paraphernalia. Often just being caught by the haphazard placement of one object beside another, I get lost in visual connects, manipulating space and looking for the abstract values that exist within observation. Playful in nature, the works begin to take on their own direction, leading me through a dialogue of colour in response to a heavily prepared under surface.”