Boldly painted. Joyfully feminist.

painter Gwenn Seemel self-portrait
self-portrait by Gwenn Seemel

Hi! I’m Gwenn Seemel.

I make brightly colored paintings that are both playful and intense, and I release all my work directly into the public domain, free for use by anybody for any reason. Because of that unusual choice, I was invited to give a TEDx talk in Switzerland. My art has appeared in Newsweek as well as on the cover of an Oxford University Press book, and, in 2023, I made my film début in the Belgian documentary Queerying Nature.

mental health coloring book
Everything’s Fine, the coloring book
My current project is called Everything’s Fine.

It started out as a series of paintings about mental health, and it has become a free high school art lesson plan as well as a mental health workbook with nineteen dreamlike coloring pages and the questions for reflection to go with them. This workbook is designed to help you embrace your complexity with creativity and kindness.

Buy the book!

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Check out my blog archives!

This video takes us back a bit, to 2021, but I’ve been blogging for much longer than that. Since 2008, I’ve been sharing the behind-the-scenes of my art, both in a physical “this is how I made it” way and in an emotional sense. You can sign up to receive an email every time I publish something new.