MEET GWEN

Gwendolyn Johnson joined our Artist Collective in December 2014. She is from Hopkinsville, KY and was homeless for 9 years before securing housing through Urban Housing Solutions in March 2017. Gwen has been creating art since she was a child, and her favorite medium is painting on canvas. She is known for her bright colors and bold shapes.

“With the income I make through selling art, I would like to get something for the children I come in contact with on a daily basis. I know that art is God’s way of using me.”

Personal Goal: To open a free children’s art studio where children can express themselves without words.

Artist Spotlight: Gwen was commissioned and paid as a teaching artist to lead an art project at the Kid’s Tent during the 2016 Fall Tennessee Craft Fair.

Hear Gwen share about being an artist in the POVA Artist Collective!