Gwynneth Alldis was born in Big Sur, California and grew up on the Monterey Peninsula. She is a California based visual and performance artist. She received her BA in Fine Art at San Francisco State University and trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. She graduated with an MFA  from SACI in Florence, Italy, cross-disciplining in painting and performance art. She has a background in figurative oil painting and her current work is rooted in developing process based paintings, experimenting with mixed materials and gestural mark making. She draws much inspiration from growing up locally in the area and from her many travels often working site specifically. She has exhibited and performed work in historical museums and contemporary art spaces in Italy and California.