My name is Gemma Rakels, I'm 25 years old and I live in Den Bosch (The Netherlands). I graduated as an art teacher/art educator from ArtEZ Arnhem.
In my art I'm looking for accessibility and peace. My drawings are my way of relaxing. The repetition of the same action, always the same rhythm never gets boring. I strive for perfection. My work is about craft, the act, about the physical use of my body and concentration. I am a perfectionist, structured, focused, organized, but above all super enthousiastic.
A while ago I started my own brand called DOTS. In my art series DOTS you can see how I love the shape of a circle as a base for my drawings. For me it all started with little drawings in the sideline of my notebook, but before I knew it, it turned out to be so much more than that.
When I am drawing I forget everything around me, I get completely absorbed in my work and it works meditative. Momentarily I'm working on new products for my webshop, I make commissioned artworks (portraits, murals) and two days a week I work at a little museum in Deurne.
How can I help you?
If you have a question or if you want to work together please let me know. I love to work on a lot of different projects at the same time. Would you like me to make a beautiful mural for your home or office? A beautiful portrait for your partner/best friend/family? An original artwork for your home? I also make illustrations for magazines. Besides all that I love to design art education. If you have ideas, just shoot me a message, I would love to help.
Questions? Curious? Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message through the contact form.