Meet the maker Gemma Geal

Quirky Designs by Gem - Quirky Gifts from Devon

I am originally from Norfolk, (where my family all still live) but moved to Devon in 2012 following my heart. After having a baby in January 2014 and with my partner working away, I started to fall in love with painting again. I decided to set up a Facebook page with a few of the paintings I had done (which were mostly cats.....Yes I am a crazy cat lady) and by the end of the first week I'd had two orders.
What followed was totally surprising and I ended up creating a business and never went back to work after my maternity leave ended.

I have always been arty and creative, studying art at both GSCE and A-Level. It's a passion I always shared with my late Grandad. He has inspired me to try and achieve as much as possible.

I am hoping to take my business even further in 2018 when my little Chunky Monkey goes to school, so watch this space.......