Medium: Textile ArtGwen Cerutti has resided in the Sudbury area most of her life. Although she has no formal art training, creativity has always been an important part of her life. A primarily self-taught artist, she works in watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and textiles. She is a member of the Sudbury Art Club, the Walden Art Club and Artists on Elgin. Gwen started painting in early 2000, and joined the local art club later that year. At that time she was only working in watercolour, but she began to experiment with other mediums at workshops given by several well known artists including Jack Reid, Brian Atyeo, Ivan Wheale, Vivian Ripley, Bob Paterson, Linda Finn, Richard Edwards, and Laura Landers. Attending these and other workshops has provided her with some of the necessary technical elements to pursue her artistic passion and creativity.
Gwen is always open to trying new ideas and techniques and gets inspiration from viewing the works of other artists and talking to them about the different techniques and styles of their paintings. When travelling she is always stopping at the many galleries along the way, and many a weekend has been spent driving around to visit the different studio tours and art shows in Northern and Southern Ontario.
In 2006, Gwen began exploring textile arts which have led her to designing one-of-a-kind scarves. Her scarves are available at the Shutterbug Gallery in Huntsville, Silverbridge Gallery in Bracebridge, Artists on Elgin in Sudbury, Jan Browning Boutique in Sudbury, and by custom order. Her recent works include a number of mixed media collages, in which she has been exploring textures and design elements. Many of her art works are in private collections in Ontario and Alberta. Gwen believes that art is a way of seeing things and she invites you to have a look through her eyes.