Jemima lives with her husband in a beautiful valley set in the Shropshire hills, between the site of an ancient hill-fort and a steep, densely wooded oak forest. She derives much of her inspiration from the surrounding countryside and it’s wealth of fauna & flora. Working mainly in acrylics which, she feels, suit her illustrative style. Her paintings have a peaceful feeling; a friend once remarked “her animals are quietly at ease with themselves and confident of their place in the world”. Jemima’s highly detailed, luminous designs on furniture and gesso-panels are a joyous celebration of the natural world.
“I have always retained a deep nostalgia for the illustrations and stories from my childhood; the “Arts & Crafts” movement and the rich detail of illuminated-manuscripts. I feel so compelled to draw and paint, it is quite simply a vital part of the daily rhythm of my life”