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Mary Gwyn Bowen

Mary Gwyn Bowen is an artist, registered nurse and art educator.  In her art, she focuses on the beauty and color of nature. Whether it is the mystery of Reelfoot Lake’s unique earthquake formation or the magic of the flowers remembered from her grandmother’s gardens, nature provides a wealth of inspiration for her art.  She has also developed a unique version of cubism focusing on the dynamic play of colors blending together. As a registered nurse, Mary Gwyn researches and teaches about art’s role in healthcare.


Mary Gwyn obtained a degree in nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, NY and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.  She has a Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and has attended the University of Florida’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) Intensive.  She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), the National Art Education Association (NAEA).


She received the Cecil Wallace Fordham Award for the Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.  Mary Gwyn is a former fellow in the Evidence Based Nursing Practice Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she completed a research project using art in the cardiac rehabilitation process. The Art to Heart Research Project was published in MEDSURG Nursing, a journal of the Society of Medical Surgical Nurses in the September/October 2015 issue. She h

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