'Parma Violets' by Gemma Compton, 2020
15.75 x 15.75 Inches
Giclée print on deckled edge 300gsm fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 28 (#1/28)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Born in 1982 in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Currently living and working from Bristol, UK. Graduating in 2008 from the University of West England with a First Class (Hons) degree in Fashion Illustration and garment design.
Growing up in a small Cotswold town sparked a passion for nature from a young age. Her Father worked as a commercial printer when she was a child, filling the house with paper which encouraged a love of drawing.
In 2001 at the age of 18, Gemma was a passenger in an RTA. Suffering serious injuries, including several spinal fractures life went on hold as she progressed through a long period of recovery. The aim to get back onto an artistic path helped her move forward with her life. At nearly 20 years on from the accident her detailed and stylised works have been exhibited across the globe. She now lives and works from her studio in Bristol with her husband contemporary artist CopyRight.
After graduating in 2008, Gemma worked within the fashion industry as a print designer. Her contemporary style experimenting with pattern and texture has now been applied to her artistic practice. Her works explore themes of human emotion juxtaposed with nature, love and loss. She also draws inspiration from her own life experience including her accident, her inner strength and physical fragility. Her paintings have crossed from high street fashion labels to gallery walls, interiors and street art murals.
Clients have included Facebook NY, Cannes Lions Festival, ASOS, TopShop, Claridges, Latitude Festival, Bristol Life Magazine, Mercure Hotel Group, Novotel and New World Trading Company.