Gwen Freeman lives and works in Mt. Washington and is a past President and current board member of The Arroyo Arts Collective. 

Her work has appeared in galleries locally and nationwide, including Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles; San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, San Francisco; Southwest Museum of the American Indian; Los Angeles; LA Artcore, Los Angeles; Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park; Rock Rose Gallery, Highland Park; Perry House Gallery, Highland Park; Agora Gallery, NY NY; Tang Gallery, Bisbee, Arizona; The Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ; Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro; Ace 121 Gallery Glendale; The Neutra, Silver Lake; the M.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles; Sugar Mynt Gallery, South Pasadena, and Pismo Galley, Denver, CO. Her work has also appeared on numerous popular television shows and movies.

Gwen participated in the Community of Angels project and her “Johnny Angel” was placed in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.

Gwen grew up in Virginia, and studied painting for many years under Washington DC artist Judith Wengrovitz and, later, Elizabeth Campbell of Northern Virginia. She was trained in figure drawing, portraiture, printmaking, and oil painting at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, where she graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, with honors, and from the School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. 

Gwen and Andy reside in the historic J.B. Merrill house, a turn of the century craftsman home, featured in Beyond the Bungalow. Los Angeles Architect Richard Corsini of Corsini & Stark designed Gwen’s award winning studio space, which was showcased in the Los Angeles Times.