Gwen obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Indiana University, graduating with honors.  In addition, she studied painting in Washington, Utah, North Carolina, Florida, Greece, and Indiana.  She has painted for many years and has won numerous awards. Gwen continues to participate in solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and juried competitions. Many of her paintings are in private and public collections across the country.

Currently, in her Fort Wayne, Indiana, studio she teaches private and semi/private art classes and paint oils and watercolors.  Murals are created on location.