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Gwen Hardie

PROLOGUE | PERSONAL Gwen, where do we meet you? Probably in motion, comparing paintings while walking back and forth between my small and large studio. It’s on the top floor with north facing windows, overlooking Manhattan and Brooklyn.  There will be a few paintings on the walls of each room, with many more facing the wall and in my storage rack. Maybe we are sitting at your favorite place? We are facing my largest wall at right angles to the windows where we can see the paintings without any glare. I offer you a cup of strong Scottish tea (or herbal). Where do you come from, where were you born when? I was born in 1962 in Fife, Scotland and grew up in a beautiful rural area called Aberdeenshire. Surrounded by farms, we lived in ‘the big house’; an abandoned old schoolhouse and adjacent small school which my parents used as a painting and ceramic studio. My father had the brilliant idea of buying the entire school and schoolhouse from the local authorities for a small sum and bringing it back to life with his young family. How and where do you currently live and work? New York City, I live in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and commute every day to the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. It’s funny but I think the commute time now is about the …

Read the complete interview with Gwen Hardie further on DEEDS.WORLD.

 

Image caption: Portrait Gwen Hardie, courtesy the artist

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