Gwen Kodad lives in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, where she enjoys painting nature, whether plants, animals or landscapes. She especially enjoys the Gulf coast and its beautiful scenery. Although she grew up in Florida, she spent most of her adult life in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. She and her husband returned to East Manatee County in 2011. She is very happy to be back home and painting in this lovely area. Gwen has won several recent awards with her work featuring Florida's flora and fauna. Her work is displayed at various sites in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. She is a signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. At the regional level, she is an active member of the Southern Watercolor Society, and an associate member of the American Watercolor Society.