Gwen Hauser's Workspace Tour: An Art Studio With Freedom to Make Mistakes

by Bruno Bornsztein

Gwen Hauser is an atelier-trained painter; lots of classical training on how to capture light, get perfect skin tones, and do things the right way. And for a long time, that perfectionism was what stifled her creativity. 

Gwen Hauser in her St. Paul studio

"It was suffocating," she says. "I'm a mess when I work. I like things visually chaotic, and I needed the freedom to strip my art down to the core and make mistakes." You wouldn't know if from her paintings, which are...

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