Gwen Rodriquez attended the Columbus College of Art & Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, at Austin Peay State University. She worked as an art teacher until 2009, when she decided to focus on her own art.
“I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I am very drawn to the human form as my subject. I recognize in people God’s crowning achievement. I love what makes us the same and am also intrigued by what makes us different – the imprint of variety from the richness of design in our world. I also love portraying a moment in time or a special place. In the fall of 2007, a little studio was built in my back yard. I then plunged into my heart’s work. These paintings are only the beginning of an exciting journey – one I’m sure that will take me down many different paths.”
- Gwendolyn Rodriguez