Gemma is an author and illustrator from the Causeway Coast. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration. She also graduated with her first authored and illustrated picture book deal after visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair during her final year of study. Her books have now been published globally and been nominated for numerous awards, such as the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, Dundee Picture Book Awards and Coventry Inspiration Book Awards.
Nature, history and architecture have always influenced Gemma’s work and her Causeway Coast roots have undoubtedly been of huge inspiration.
Gemma lives in a little cottage next to the woods, near the Mourne Mountains in County Down and works from Blick Studios in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast