Jemma Powell. Another brilliant painter we are so happy to have involved with #artforcharitycollective.

Jemma is an Oxfordshire based artist. Powell says: “I like the mistakes, they are the most exciting part, things start to appear and the painting takes on a life of its own.” She draws her inspiration from nature and the places she travels to, working plein air in watercolour, charcoal, pencil and oil pastel, bringing it home to develop later in oil on board. She likes to also work with her memory and the sensations of being in that particular place, working intuitively through the process of applying the paint, wiping it off, reapplying with brush or palette knife, scrubbing it and using her fingers to make expressive marks. Her love of painting flowers are a way of expressing colour, shape and form. They also reflect her passion of the outdoors and the countryside that surrounds her home.

Powell lives with her husband, singer song writer Jack Savoretti and her 3 children.