"I have become well acquainted with my ever changing body over the years and we have been on many adventures together. As a consequence the female form is central to my work. As I ruminate over my own feminine structure I communicate a sincere narrative of my experiences and emotions.
From birth, we occupy our very own framework of flesh and bone for the entirety of our lives. Yet we take it for granted and sometimes abuse it. I have placed unrealistic demands on my body and I’ve been critical of its aesthetic. I have been unappreciative of its daily miracles and careless with its well-being. Occasionally it has let me down and I have felt angry with it. But I am placated by its ability to function and repair itself.
Throughout the time my consciousness has inhabited my body I have gradually made peace with it. We’ve been on an emotional journey together and shared experiences. I am grateful for the pleasures it has given me. I am even contented with the way it looks. I now treasure this fleshy vessel and seek to preserve it as I become accustomed to the fact that one day I will leave it for the next adventure."
British born Gwen Roberts is a photorealistic artist now living and working in Australia
She had a talent for drawing at a young age and a passion for visual arts
Gwen implements an uncommon technique known as sanding in the preparation and rendering of a drawing
The paper is burnished with fine sandpaper and the medium is manipulated with small pieces of the sandpaper into meticulous detail
In 2013 Gwen studied fine art at Winchester School of Art in the United Kingdom before moving to Spain and finally Australia
Artwork is non-returnable. If you purchase a work, and decide that you do not want the artwork, we can work with you to resell the piece on consignment through the gallery. However outright returns at the end of an exhibition, or at any other time, are just not possible.