Gwen was born in Hitchin, England, but was brought up and went to school in Wales. At this point she had her heart set on becoming a Naturalist. She loved studying insects and drawing them. Her trips abroad when she was young are associated with finding new and strange looking creatures! After school she migrated north to Edinburgh to study art. She graduated with a First in illustration and was awarded the Helen A. Rose Bequest for art.
Gwen's first picture book, Guess What I Found In Dragon Wood (text by Tim Knapman) was published by Puffin and a collaboration with Jenny Nimmo for Egmont. This was followed by The King of Tiny Things (Puffin), and The Beasties (Egmont).
Gwen is also the illustrator for the Charmseekers series by Amy Tree, published by Orion.
Adams Literary represents Gwen for US rights through our affiliation with David Higham Associates, London.