About the Artist

The American artist James Gemmill, who now lives in Oxfordshire, England, started his career from early in life, winning his earliest state and national art prizes from an age as young as 15. His first degree of Bachelor of Fine Art came from the University of Utah; from this he proceeded to Boston University where he gained a Masterís in Fine Art. Gemmill was then awarded the Fulbright Hayes Scholarship, which enabled him to come to London to take a further Masterís in fine art at the world-renowned Royal College of Art. Gemmillís painting in the Ď80s and Ď90s was of impressionistic scenes of London water ways, industrial landscapes, factories and workers. Throughout the early 1990ís, Gemmill was associated with the Albemarle and Belgravia Galleries in London and Gallery Naga in Boston, Massachusetts.

His career path then changed, as he decided to apply his artistic skill to the world of film. James Gemmill has created art work as a Scenic Artist on such films as Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy, Tomb Raider, Star Wars, Lost in Space, Entrapment, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sherlock Holmes, Prometheus and many more. Gemmill was the artist behind the recreation of the Louvre paintings for the film The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, the theatrical set of Anna Karenina and the mural in the newest Paddington film.
IMDB listing for James Gemmill has a more informative listing of his film credits.

Alongside his film work, Gemmill started to move towards the world of interior design. In 2010, he became affiliated with the Andrew Martin interiors, a global company specialising in furniture, wallpaper and fabrics. Many world renowned designers now commission Gemmill to produce works of art, faux and trompe líoeil effects for their international clients.

Gemmillís life as a working artist is now a culmination of the knowledge gained through studio painting, film art, design and being around engineers, clients and patrons. He never knows what images he might want to paint or will be asked to paint or create from one day to the next. The size, medium and location is always in flux. The possibilities are endless and exciting.