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Gemma Gylling

Gemma is a self-taught artist whose colored pencil artwork is enjoyed by many animal art collectors all over the world. Her artwork is published in numerous books and she’s the Author of CP Cats; A Complete Guide to Wild & Domestic Cats in Colored Pencil published by Ann Kullberg. She is also an award-winning, CPSA certified artist who has been published several times in Strokes of Genius, CP Treasures, CPSA's Signature Showcase, Northlight-Art’s Journey Animals, and Great Dogs Amazing Artists.

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An avid traveler, Gemma thrives in locals that allow her the opportunity to photograph the wildlife.  In addition to most of the United States, Gemma has also travelled to Costa Rica, Alaska, Europe, South Africa, Africa and Canada.  The reference photos Ms. Gylling uses for her paintings are from her Wildlife Safari trips to Africa and many other areas.

When asked what inspires her, Gemma says, “The Animals speak to me in a very special way and because of that I try to help them speak to you through my art. I strive to portray the velvet touch of their fur, the sound of their roar or the plight they are living to simply exist”.


You'll definitely enjoy Gemma's warm, friendly teaching style and you'll come away with a complete arsenal of fabulous techniques for drawing cat whiskers, long and short hair and stunning, soulful eyes.