Based in Tasmania, Australia, Gemma has a studio-based practice working as a calligraphic designer and artist. Having studied mostly classical calligraphy Gemma takes a new and modern approach to her work.
In 1991 she received a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Europe.
She is a Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society in the UK and teaches for organisations throughout Australia and internationally in Spain, Italy, Germany, the USA, Canada, South Africa and the UK.
Her work is housed in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament, Letterform Archive San Francisco and Parliament House Canberra.
Gemma loves calligraphy history, stories of writing and the evolution of the western alphabet from the Greco-Roman period through to the 21st century and shares her passion and love for letterforms with enthusiasm.