Jemima Whitford is a Kamilaroi woman, born in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia and brought up in various country towns within the Central Western Plains in the region of the Wiradjuri People. She has a strong spiritual connection to earth and nature, people and family.
Jemima has a diploma of hairdressing and have won a number of awards and titles as she has a strong ability to design, having an artistic eye for line, colour, balance and aesthetics. She has a sense of perspective on a larger scale often putting the viewers in macro focus with the subject.
Jemima is a modern artist, frequently taking traditional symbols and placing these into a modern, contemporary style. As a storyteller, she often relates experiences of traditional life, setting these into context for the viewers to conceptualize on a personal level, allowing them to relate these experiences to their own modern lifestyles and cultural activities. Jemima has a strong ability to communicate concepts clearly through her images, allowing the viewer to readily understand the meaning of the image.
Working predominantly in ink and acrylic, and often employing the technique of one-off printing, Jemima often producies groups of images which evoke emotions within viewers, leading them through the various stages of an experience portrayed, allowing a deeper level of understanding of the concept depicted.