Twyla Gettert is a
graduate of the University of Iowa
and now resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
She is the recipient of numerous
awards for her paintings including a
grant from the E.D. Foundation, NY.
Twyla has been a full-time artist
for eighteen years, but began
painting at the age of seven.
Her work has been shown in museum
exhibitions and also in a network of
galleries throughout the U.S. In
2002, and again in 2003, her art was
selected for shows with the Osaka,
Japan Museum of Fine Art. Sumi-E
artists selected for the group show
were from the U.S., Japan, and
Taiwan. Only 30 artists represented
She began her career painting in
portrait and figurative art, but now
works primarily in non-objective
abstract and semi-abstract form.
She creates in several mediums
including oil, acrylic, Chinese
watercolor, monotype, sculptural
canvas, collage, and photography.
Some of Twyla’s major works are large-scale
paintings on canvas and has included pieces
up to fifteen feet in length.
Her paintings are collected by both private
and corporate art enthusiasts and have been
purchased by over
60 corporations including MCI-World Com,
Marriot Corporation, and Bank of America.
Her work has been
featured in Florida Architecture Magazine.
Twyla loves to experiment with spontaneous
brush stroke, line and color, and is
inspired by the