I won the Arts Society Painting prize in the Rugby Open 2022 for my piece Daily Sketchbook.
I won a Highly Commended prize in the Plein Air event 2022, Warwickshire Open Studios.
During the 2021 Warwickshire Open Studios I exhibited at Hatty Bakewells Café, Caldecott Park, Rugby and I still have greetings cards and originals on the walls to purchase from there along with some fabulous work from other local artists.
Inspired by the natural world, Gemma can often be found immersed in her sketchbook, capturing flowers, birds and wildlife in ink and watercolour, on its pages.
Gemma graduated from Nottingham Trent School of Art in 2007 with a First Class Honours Degree and returned to drawing during the 2020 lockdown. She rediscovered her joy of creating through daily drawing and art activities with her children.
During WOS Gemma will be demonstrating mindful drawing techniques. Her drawings and watercolours will also be available for sale or commission. She will be with a group Rugby Artists and Makers at The Alex, 72-73 James Street, Rugby.