Gemma Summerfield’s Fine Art BA Hons at Nottingham Trent University found her exploring nature and landscape through a series of installation pieces and photography (inspirations included Anya Gallaccio, Richard Long and Rachel Whiteread).
Throughout her course, she was increasingly drawn to the wonders of the natural and developed a keen interest in that intrinsic human need to connect with the world around them. On graduation, this desire drove her to apply to Greenwich University to study for a Masters in Landscape Architecture, completing her studies in 2007.
The raw landscape of Australia drew her to study and work as a Landscape Architect there, before returning to the UK to a position at Randle Siddeley, then as Associate Landscape Architect for a leading London Design and Build company for the next seven years.
Gemma became chartered as a Landscape Architect in 2012.
Today she continues to explore the synergy between art, landscape and people through her garden and landscape designs.
Outside of work, she has an on-off relationship with exercise (!!) but still aspires to one day complete an Iron Man triathlon, and get the accompanying official tattoo of course!