Travel loving Scot with an eclectic creative mind. I love being busy creating commissions, designs and artwork for my clients. They can be anything from patterns for throw pillows to an illustration for iPhone accessories. If I'm not in the studio, I'm getting to grips with running my redroadstudio blog, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook page - deep breath!!
Quote from Gemma's website "Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists’ is unique in Art
History as the first series of portraits to mix psychiatrists and
psychiatric patients indiscriminately in one collection (Jordanova,
Schupbach 2010). These portraits could not have been made a hundred
years ago at the Bethlem Royal Hospital but since then psychiatric
knowledge and practice have advanced........
At the centre of each portrait is a face. Around that point, a world of
objects floats, sprouts, jostles, plays hide-and-seek. Mushrooms form
an acrobatic tower to peer over one subject’s shoulder; a seahorse
nestles inside the belly of a dogfish, like a foetus, a treble clef,
the f-hole of a violin - nature’s ampersand. These objects repeat and
then transform, cells become scales become butterfly wings become
pills; veins become nerves become muscle fibre become wrinkles. Natures
patterns find a deep echo in the artist’s imagination"