Gwen Coleman Lester is a member and registered Choctaw artist of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She uses a myriad of styles and mediums. The sizes range from miniatures to murals.
She received a degree in commercial art from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Focusing on Native American subject matter, the majority of Gwen's artwork are illustrations of contemporary Choctaw culture. They include illustrations of family life, dances, and stickball games. Sometimes Choctaw language is included as a design element. Gwen also has a series of illustrations of traditional Choctaw legends. The colored pencil drawings are realistic and tightly rendered, while her acrylic paintings are more fluid and textured.