My name is Gemma, I am a published artist and I live with my husband and beautiful baby daughter in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. As you have probably guessed, animals play a hugely important role in my life. In work, at home and as a constant source of inspiration for my art. I keep and breed many of my own exotic pets, from my main inspiration the stunning 'Electric Blue Geckos' to Snakes, other Lizards, Tarantulas, Frogs and Tortoises to the slightly more ‘normal’ Dogs, Parrots, Rodents, Fish and Horses. I also work with reptiles- all of the above plus many, many more. Being surrounded by such a vast array of animals on a daily basis, I understand completely the need to capture a lasting commemoration of your pet; evoking happy memories which you can cherish for many years to come.

   A unique commission portrait makes a thoughtful, heartfelt gift for a loved one, and rest assured I will never duplicate commission portraits for resale, your piece will always be one of a kind– exactly like your pet. I am able to replicate a wide range of species, and relish the opportunity to draw those which are yet to be requested. All of my non commission pieces displayed on the site are available for sale, both originals and prints. Please feel free to contact me for prices and further information. My prices are very competitive, and I am happy to give you a no obligation quote based on your original photos. 

   I have been artistic since I can remember, and over the years I have fine tuned my skills from Art GCSE, A Level and College, mainly creating artwork for myself, family and friends. I began to sell my artwork online, and the feedback I have received has been both amazing and inspiring. 

   I do not have one particular medium with which I prefer to work. I enjoy painting equally as much as working with Coloured pencil, and recently began using 'Promarkers' a new medium to me which I love. My Paper Cutting skills involve a surgeon grade scalpel and a LOT of patience, it is intricate and very time consuming but the results are so worth it. I also enjoy different styles, from photo-realistic, to abstract, to illustration and even tattoo designs. Photography is another of my artistic outlets. I especially love macro work- capturing the tiniest of detail (especially with reptiles) fascinates me.

   Thank you for taking the time to read this and browse my site, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments. 

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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~ Albert Einstein