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Gwen Thoele is a prolific surrealist oil painter. She lived for many years in San Francisco where she flourished and honed her craft. She has had shows in downtown San Francisco as well as in Big Sur and Marin. Her art has also traveled around the world with the ArtRage Us exhibition. Gwen Thoele is very happy to have settled in the Eureka Arcata area. She currently lives in the woods near Arcata and is quoted as saying: "The life of a surrealist in a beautiful place is a pleasure." Her local solo shows include Piante as well as 2 shows at the First Street Gallery. She has also shown at Morris Graves in numerous group shows. Each of her shows are based on a specific theme. Her paintings sell for $500 to $3000 and her works are in collections all over the world.