Hi! I am Jemima Davey. I am an artist from the Yorkshire Coast, painting by the seaside!
The paintings here on this site are all original and one of a kind. I also sell prints of my work, some limited edition.
I originally started painting as a form of self care/therapy; I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life and I find painting is my outlet, a way of switching off and becoming lost in my Art. I love it so much, it truly is my passion! I owe a big thank you to my amazing husband who pushed me to pick up the paint brushes again after a decade long break where I was busy raising my four children and pursuing an academic career. He encouraged me to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy and mentally well.
I am an advocate for mental health awareness and if you follow me on Instagram you will see that alongside my Art I also try to talk about mental health issues; sharing information, breaking the stigma and normalising mental health as a topic of daily conversation. Slowly but surely society is reaching parity in treating mental health and physical health in the same way but there is still a way to go.
I am fascinated by people and faces, hence why I enjoy painting portraits, I find faces and the way they portray emotions so captivating! I also love painting with colour, which is ironic really seeing as I am often plagued by the darkness of depression.
I paint whenever I can so new paintings will be uploaded frequently. Please get in contact as I am happy to do custom pieces.
Thank you so much for supporting me!!