GWEN POWER

 

www.gwenpower.com

Biography

 

 

 

Gwen Power is an artist who loves the many gifts of water and sun light.  Most of her paintings are watercolor and she uses the paint to let the water create the painting and reflect beautiful sunshine.

As a child, she spent about half of her life living in the country.  And she has always loved the many things that the one above creates, and that live in the country too:   flowers, bushes, ponds, forests, birds and all the lovely animals of all kinds  and the things that used to be a part of many lives, old barns and houses and small farms that are quickly disappearing.  She moved back to the country a little over 10 years ago and since that time has had all the things she loves to paint all around her.

Her method of painting is to paint with water and then drop the paint into the water.  She moves her paper or canvas around, up, down, to one side or the other, so the water can carry the paint in the right direction and with the right density to reflect the creation she is recording.  

She began painting and drawing as a young child and took art classes throughout public school and college.  Since then she has taken many art classes and read hundreds of art books.  She is now a full time artist.  She knows that her paintings fill her with joy and she creates her paintings to share the beauty, joy, love and peace to those who own her paintings.

She also teaches classes in rural areas for adults and children to share with them the techniques of creating beauty with watercolor and to provide art opportunities to those who live in rural areas.   And she donates many paintings to local groups that serve the rural residents  to provide the services they need such as the Ridge Spring Fire Department, the Saluda County Red Cross and the National Heritage Corridor all of  whom  hold  auctions of gifts to earn money to support their services.  When she lived in cities she donated art to be auctioned to earn funding for food services for the poor elderly residents.

Gwen was born in Mobile, Alabama and her family moved many times to different locations in Alabama and Florida, some rural and some urban.   Her final location with her family was in Miami, Florida where she finished high school and went to the University of Miami for her Bachelor of Arts Degree.  She then left and went to the University of South Carolina for graduate school and since then has stayed in a special state she loves.   South Carolina has lovely coastal and mountain scenes as well as beautiful rural areas and lovely small towns. 

 

Gwen Power is an artist who loves the many gifts of water and sun light.  Most of her paintings are watercolor and she uses the paint to let the water create the painting and reflect beautiful sunshine.

As a child, she spent about half of her life living in the country.  And she has always loved the many things that the one above creates, and that live in the country too:   flowers, bushes, ponds, forests, birds and all the lovely animals of all kinds  and the things that used to be a part of many lives, old barns and houses and small farms that are quickly disappearing.  She moved back to the country a little over 10 years ago and since that time has had all the things she loves to paint all around her.

Her method of painting is to paint with water and then drop the paint into the water.  She moves her paper or canvas around, up, down, to one side or the other, so the water can carry the paint in the right direction and with the right density to reflect the creation she is recording.  

She began painting and drawing as a young child and took art classes throughout public school and college.  Since then she has taken many art classes and read hundreds of art books.  She is now a full time artist.  She knows that her paintings fill her with joy and she creates her paintings to share the beauty, joy, love and peace to those who own her paintings.

She also teaches classes in rural areas for adults and children to share with them the techniques of creating beauty with watercolor and to provide art opportunities to those who live in rural areas.   And she donates many paintings to local groups that serve the rural residents  to provide the services they need such as the Ridge Spring Fire Department, the Saluda County Red Cross and the National Heritage Corridor all of  whom  hold  auctions of gifts to earn money to support their services.  When she lived in cities she donated art to be auctioned to earn funding for food services for the poor elderly residents.

Gwen was born in Mobile, Alabama and her family moved many times to different locations in Alabama and Florida, some rural and some urban.   Her final location with her family was in Miami, Florida where she finished high school and went to the University of Miami for her Bachelor of Arts Degree.  She then left and went to the University of South Carolina for graduate school and since then has stayed in a special state she loves.   South Carolina has lovely coastal and mountain scenes as well as beautiful rural areas and lovely small towns.