Gwendolyn Frazier-Smith

Gwen was born in Hardeeville South Carolina.  Her foundation came from a household where she was encouraged to express her art at a very early age. She and her family moved to Jersey City NJ, and in kindergarten she won her first art contest.  At age 10 she was introduced to oil painting at a  small art studio in her neighborhood. At age 14, Gwen was selected to attend a summer art program at the Art Institute of Chicago. After high school, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend Xavier university in New Orleans, for art.

Her inspirations and influences are from artists such as William H. Johnson, Norman Rockwell, MC Escher, Romare Bearden, Salvador Dali, and Varnette Honeywood, to name a few.

Through her membership with the Savannah Art Association, Gwen has had a number of public exhibitions of her work throughout the city, and The Savannah International Airport. An appreciation of her work has found itself in a few countries as well. Gwen's inspiration is capturing and recreating the beauty of urban living and everything around us.  As a result, she coined her genre, which is her own, "URBEAU ART " .