“My goal is for my work to bring patrons to a place of serenity and beauty. Each image I create is based on series of photographs that I take, often altering the composition to achieve a sense of peacefulness and escape.”

About Gwynn Walker Di Pilla

Gwynn received a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Temple University and Tyler School of Art. Upon graduating, she accepted a full‐time position teaching art in the Oxford Area School District while taking graduate courses in art at West Chester University.  In 1993, Gwynn moved to Haddonfield, New Jersey and began teaching drawing at the Haddonfield Adult School, later adding a watercolor course. A few years later, she started the children’s Multi‐Media for Young Artist Program which has been continuously running multiple sessions three times annually for 15 years. From 2001‐07, she participated in the Art Goes to School initiative, a volunteer program that teaches art history to children.

Gwynn continued to develop her art. Several pieces were selected by the Haddonfield Tourism Committee to represent the town in a series of fourteen postcards, and some of these images were also published in print media and online. In 2001, Gwynn started a series of Jersey shore scenes. Limited edition prints of 12 (to date) are sold in shore galleries and stores.  In 2002, Gwynn went back to school at the newly founded Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia where she studied drawing and painting for four years under the prominent portrait painter Nelson Shanks.

In the years since, Gwynn has continued to teach, adding additional classes. She remains an active artist, focusing on drawing in colored pencil, and painting in watercolor and oils. In late 2010, Gwynn began to enter exhibits and shows, and was honored to receive recognition as Best Artist from South Jersey Magazine in 2011. She has also promoted the work of her adult students by arranging art shows in local venues. From 2013-15, Gwynn was a member artist of Church St Art and Craft in Mt. Holly and in 2013 she was accepted as a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS).  Starting in 2014, Gwynn has delivered workshops in colored pencil for the Willingboro Art Alliance, Rowan University, Medford Leas, and the Philadelphia Art Camp.

Recent Announcements

  • 3rd Place @ 45th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Exhibition (2017) Gwynn earns 3rd Place in the Burlington County Art Guild 45th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Exhibition 2016 for her watercolor work, "Obsolete."
    Posted May 5, 2017, 5:51 PM by Steven Dipilla
  • Medford Arts Center, Works on Paper Award Gwynn earned an Honorable Mention in the juried 2017 Works on Paper Show at the Medford Arts Center for Geisha Girl.
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 2:47 PM by Steven Dipilla
  • Ken McCann Memorial Award @ Garden State Watercolor Society Gwynn was awarded the Ken McCann Memorial Award at the Garden State Watercolor Society at their 47th Annual Juried Show for her work, Geisha Girl.
    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 12:12 PM by Steven Dipilla
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