Jemma Appleby

My work is an investigation into the complex relationship between architecture, light and landscape.

My charcoal drawings use chiaroscuro to heighten elements of space, volume and structure. The works amplify each environment’s simplicity and purity with an aim of clarification. These clean minimal spaces offer little information yet have an authority to describe a magnitude. The non-narrative architectural spaces make enquiries of the memory, knowledge and experience of human space.

Jemma Appleby is a graduate of City and Guilds of London Art School; having studied painting, focusing on drawing. Her drawings have been showcased in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar and Colombia, in exhibitions such as; the Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts; Architecture As Metaphor, with Phyllida Barlow, Rachel Whiteread, and Richard Deacon at the Griffin Gallery; and ‘Being With Trees’ at Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, Gibraltar. Her works are featured in the permanent collections of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Macaulay Library in Kent and Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant.

Jemma has received The Academy Award from The Royal West of England Academy; The Royal Society of British Artists residency award at The British School at Rome; The Arts Club Prize for Finest Drawing at the National Open Art Competition and The Haworth Trust Award for Painting.