December 2020 - April 2021, Rugby Open 2020 Online at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
24 June - 8 July 2021 - Rugby Artists and Makers Network Exhibition at Floor 1 Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
6 July 2021 + Hatty Bakewell's, The Toolshed Cafe, Caldecott Park, Rugby
I am Gemma Whitford, a Mum of two girls and a carer for one of my daughters. In May 2020 I started to draw again. Mostly for myself, but directly as a result of lockdown and requiring to find something for me again, a frame of mind, some escapism.
My art has always been inspired by nature and wildlife. Escapism and imagination are key themes.
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a 1st Class Honours degree in Fine Art in 2006. After graduating I struggled to find the time to create. I travelled a bit, I worked and then was made redundant, then my children came along. Its so easy to let life get in the way but by sharing my work on Instagram I realised that it was time to put more energy into my drawings.
Gem's Creative Place