Born in South Wales in 1952, and brought up in a South Yorkshire mining village, Gwyn eventually moved to study Illustration at Manchester University in 1976. After graduating she spent many years as a successful, bookcover artist, painting bookjackets for authors such as Catherine Cookson, Maeve Binchy, Laurie Lee, D.H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie, the list is endless.
Having put her illustrating career behind her, Gwyn can now lay claim to having been a working artist for over twenty years, and increasingly devotes more and more time to painting and following her diverse creative influences. Always a passionate figurative artist, she has produced several series of works centered on the female form. As well as gaining plaudits for recent work with the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music, and The Lowry Centre, Salford.