Jemma Day Artist Portrait

Using water-based oil paint, with wholly unique effect, Jemma Day paints directly onto wall-mounted canvases in her tranquil and light-filled studio overlooking the narrow Lanes of Brighton, usually working on multiple pieces simultaneously to maintain the momentum that creates such energetic paintings.


Day holds degrees in Fine Art from the University of Brighton and Goldsmiths, University of London and has been awarded art residencies in both Barcelona and Brighton. The effects of these two colourful and alluring coastal cities can be seen is the atmosphere that Day creates in her abstract paintings. Her gestural mark making is full of buoyant energy, matched with a palette that ranges from a riot of colour, to subdued washes and the blending of similar shades. The resulting artworks evoke the sense of both a flashing moment in time and the distant feeling of a memory.

Day’s playful and engaging style has captured the attention of a broad audience, having been exhibited at an array of national exhibitions and art fairs and has been published in both House & Garden & Tatler in 2018.

I walk along the Brighton coast and am inspired by the sea every day

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