Welcome to a glimpse of the life of painter Michael Gibbons, his myth and his voice.
A native Oregonian, born and raised in Portland, he demonstrated an extraordinary gift for perception and visual expression from the time he could grasp a crayon. Winning top awards in competitions as varied as county fairs to the regional and national Scholastic Art Awards helped solidify a future in the realm of visual expression.
At age twenty five he left his position as designer of specialty automotive accessories for a small manufacturing firm in Portland to pursue painting full time. Fifteen years later and after a decade of acceptance into juried exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, the American Artists Professional League; Allied Artists of America; and the Salmagundi Club, he was invited to full membership in Allied Artists of America. Twenty years later he is still a member plus he holds Signature Membership in Oil Painters of America and Past member of the Copely Society.
You are invited to explore the land with Michael via his paintings.... "Painting on location, one becomes sort of a conduit...for the voice of the land, the experiences of a moment, even the faintest chirp of a bird," as expressed by Michael.
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A QUIET VOICE IN A NOISY WORLD
Like many of my dedicated artist friends, what I was to do with my life was apparent to me as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t until my early twenties that inquisitiveness and crisis collided, giving birth to opportunity. At that point I could strip enough of other people’s expectations away to see clearly the path I was born for. Now, in my seventh decade, I am comfortable with my reason to be and with my life, I am.”