I came across Gwen Maleson's work through a John Thornton video. I really love the subtle colors she uses and the use of birds in most of her work. She notes that she has been inspired by Charlie Harper and it is his work that I first thought of when I saw hers. I am also reminded of the work of Edna Andrade, another PAFA alumna (Maleson completed her MFA at PAFA) in its graphic, precise execution. Maleson is a bird watcher and like a lot of us, has decided to incorporate that passion in her work.