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 book
You’re invited to a coloring book social!

On Thursday June 13th from 6 to 8 pm at Sojourner in Lambertville, New Jersey, I’ll be launching my new coloring book, Everything’s Fine. There will be an artist talk at 6, with coloring and cookies to follow.

More info—and a sneak peek of all the coloring pages—is here! video of Lambertville art by Gwenn Seemel
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Art can fight hate.

When a pedestrian bridge in a park near my place was overrun with hateful vandalism, I responded with art. After and the Bucks County Beacon covered the story, the park authorities finally took action.

Read more about this artistic form of activism in this excellent interview.

“[This artistic intervention] was an honest attempt at visual conversation at a time when discourse is in short supply, and it was done with the wit, color and personality that characterizes all of [Seemel]’s work.”

- Tris McCall,, April 2024