Gemma Harwood was a finalist in the B.P. Portrait Awards in 2004, a year of record entries. She has also exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
As well as specialising in the human form, she has, from her love of animals, applied her skills in this area.
Her most recent artworks have incorporated maps. Gemma sculpts and manipulates them to form a 3-dimensional tree with stylised branches and leaves. The maps are still left visible and the locations are carefully selected, as in her London Map Trees.
Each artwork is then encased in resin. This adds the final layer and seals the fragile maps in place.
Gemma will often use gold leaf to add another layer of texture and colour.
B.A. in Art for Community, University Surrey, Roehampton 1999-2002