Jemima studied painting and print making at Glasgow School of art from 2002-2006 including a years placement in Paris. She was since worked as an illustrator and theatre designer, she has undertaken private commissions and exhibited throughout the UK.
Jemima says of her work
“Each artwork has been built up in layers, often with several washes of oil or India ink, which is then drawn over, copied, mono-printed and re-worked. This process of attentive layering is a way to capture transient glimpses and fix them into lasting images of the buildings, spaces and moments that are fast disappearing from this city—a love letter to the city I live in.
London is undergoing constant change. The majority of artworks in the show are of buildings and places I am drawn to. These places are the faces being lost to change—an old cinema, a strip club, a small Soho shop window, and in the latest series, lido’s, are fast becoming replaced or neatened beyond recognition. Wandering through the city today, the old and the new still sit on top of each other, layering the streets with its community history the way my prints and drawings are worked and reworked, holding on to their sketchy underpinnings.
The latest series is of some of London’s most iconic lido’s. Many dating back to the 1930’s they hark to a simpler time, before foreign holidays became popular, they are nosey happy places, a place to unwind, where reality can be suspended for a moment or two.
The pieces are my remembrances. They are a celebration of London from my perspective, capturing its transience in every image.
Jemima is currently studying for a post graduate at the Royal drawing school. All work below is sold but new work will be coming soon.