Gem Van Gils

Gem Van Gils

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

About Gem Van Gils

I'm Gemma, I prefer Gem but either is good. I use the Dutch surname Van Gils from my late nan.
I am a self-taught artist based in the South West of the UK. I practise primarily in oil on canvas; using traditional mediums and subject matter in a contemporary fashion.

I've always found myself drawn back to portraiture and have become passionate about finessing my ability to capture someone's personality in a still image.

I love getting feedback on my artwork, so if you have any suggestions for my next portrait follow me on Instagram or Facebook, where I'll be taking ideas.


Self-taught artist
BA hons in History of Art