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Where We've Been

As Above, So Below

Carry Mine Home

Once Upon A Time

Who Knew

All Are Invited


Revealing More

This Possibly

Three Melodies

Home Movies 1

Home Movies 2

Home Movies 3

I Will Meet You There

Asking Him to Carry Me

Not Telling the Story

I Could Have Taken

The Facts Can Tell the Tale

Living Balanced Between

It Was a Case of Too Much

Time In A Bottle

Some of What I see Is Real

Even So, I was never sorry

Please Send Me a Letter

It's All Water Under The Bridge

Body Of Knowledge

Keys to the Kingdom Lost

Keys to the Kingdom Found

Light at the End of the Tunnel

No Big Hill to Climb

Grander Vision I

Grander Vision II

Still Life with Bottle & Box

Words Fail Me

O You

X You

Gwen Gunter


Gwen Gunter's layered abstract paintings reflect her richly varied life experience. Always eager to explore new avenues of artistic expression, she has amassed a body of experience that informs her personal vision. She has been a graphic artist, illustrator, photographer and successful entrepreneur with her own line of functional art items for the home decor, gift and apparel industries.

She has served as the artist for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and as graphics director for a communications company, a management consulting firm as well as a paper products manufacturer. In the commercial arena, she has licensed art for art posters, note cards, scrap booking and even paint by number.

Her main focus and passion has always been as a painter. Early in her career she was a representational painter of traditional landscape and still life, exhibiting in Georgia and the Carolinas. Then after further study at the Atlanta College of Art, she began the transition into contemporary art.

Always searching for the perfect balance between narrative and image, she now finds in abstraction the most meaningful vehicle for her unique storytelling. Based in Atlanta, she devotes her energies full time to the painting adventure.

Artist Statement

Recently, my work has become reflective of the interplay of mechanical processes and the spiritual impetus that underlies all creative expression. Incorporating elements of my background in graphics and commercial art, I have been exploring the richly layered landscape of technology as it enhances rather than obscures fine art today.

Books I Never Wrote

This is a series of paintings made on the covers of old books. I enjoy writing the first lines of novels which pose a question or make an observation that would, of course, be explained as the story unfolds.

However, I don’t write the novel…I just like the first lines.

These small “book paintings” incorporate the first line of a potential novel and a visual interpretation. After the painting is complete, each book is sewn or laced closed, further emphasizing that the work will remain a mystery.