FIDA Awards 2023 Longlist

Delighted to discover that I have been included in the FIDA Awards 2023 Longlist for fashion illustration. I submitted the following two illustrations in the Portrait category: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – Illustration of Erin O’Connor in ‘Fragile’ fragrance advert VIKTOR & ROLF S/S ’21 ‘Haute Fantaisie’ painting Thanks to FIDA for recognising my work. FullContinue reading “FIDA Awards 2023 Longlist”

Commissioned embroidery for a repurposed tailored jacket.

Commissioned embroidery for a repurposed tailored jacket. The elements on the jacket hold specific meaning to the owner of this jacket which I embroidered along with the element Latin names as you might see in a museum display case or science book. There’s a stegosaurus (based on the model at the Natural History Museum, London)Continue reading “Commissioned embroidery for a repurposed tailored jacket.”

‘Free for All’ – We Are Sweet Art

Gemma is exhibiting a painting of avant-garde performance artist David Hoyle at We are Sweet Art’s ‘Free for All’ exhibition at the Art Bypass Gallery between 27-29th July. Proceeds of the sale will be given to Mermaids UK, a charity supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families. To attend the closingContinue reading “‘Free for All’ – We Are Sweet Art”

How Covid-19 made me re-define my personal and professional values through the making of PPE.

Like a lot of people, I spent a couple of weeks working from home on my laptop at the kitchen table once the lockdown became a new reality. I was in a privileged position, given I was not forced to go into work like many essential and front-line workers, putting their lives at risk inContinue reading “How Covid-19 made me re-define my personal and professional values through the making of PPE.”