Jemma K Derbyshire is a Painter, and Tutor living and working in Edinburgh. Inspired by her upbringing in the Scottish Highlands, much of Jemma’s worked is rooted in the Landscape.
Jemma completed a Foundation Course at Leith School of Art before going on to study BA Hons in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art.
Driven by colour, light, and the raw elemental factors presented to her by the landscape, her work is energetic and vibrant, exuding her love of the transience of nature.
Light, sense of place, atmosphere and experience are fundamental elements in Jemma’s work. Her paintings come from her experience of, and relationship to the landscape. This may be through trying to capture the essence of a moment, weather, illumination, or perhaps colour.
She works collating a series of drawings, colour studies and collages, done on location, and then develops these in the studio, focusing on the main elements drawn from that particular experience. Colour and Light drive her work.
As well as being a working Artist, Jemma is the co owner and main Tutor at Paintbox, and offers quality one to one teaching that is geared at developing the students' own personal artistic vision. She has also taught in colleges and societies across Scotland and has been featured in a number of publications, most recently Art & Illustrators magazine. She regularly gives lectures on her work and practice across the UK and her work is held in several private collections around the world.