‘Painting In Nature’ with Michael Gibbons
Michael was drawn to places with personal spiritual significance; where he could play with color and texture to make works that are peaceful yet exciting, and rewarding. His focus was working in a signature style to create intimate views of the ever changing Northwest landscape and locations like England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Mexico, Arizona, Florida & California.
As a plein air artist, his outdoor studio was mobile with very few creature comforts, but everything he could want and need was there: his unique vision, spiritual beliefs and nature.
Born in Portland in 1943, and a fifth generation Oregonian, Michael painted the Ore- gon landscape for 55 years. Throughout his years painting on the Oregon Coast, it was the artist’s long-held goal of bringing more artists and art lovers to Toledo that contributed to Michael and his wife Judy to establish art events and organizations in the town – a goal that continues through Judy as Michael’s legacy.
“The Old Gentleman’s Gone Now” – Gibbons pg 115
Now, Michael’s newly published fine art book “Painting In Nature” contributes to extending the voice of Gibbon’s work through a presentation of 140 images of his art and his personal reflections on painting along with his philosophy of creating art based on observing nature: “When I’m painting in nature, it is the divine experience of the land that feeds my inspiration.”
“Painting In Nature”, a hard cover fine art book of Michael’s work is now ready for purchase at Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery and at the Yaquina River Museum of Art ,Toledo. At the Signature Gallery, a limited number of the Collector’s Edition at $125.are available; featuring gold leaf lettering on the cover and including an art print and free shipping. Across the street at the Yaquina River Museum of Art,; Premier Editions books at $50. w/silver leaf lettering. which support the Yaquina River Museum of Art and mission to preserve, make public and promote an appreciation of the artistic expressions of the dedicated artists who have drawn their inspiration from the land and people of the Yaquina River Watershed.
Please contact Gallery Michael Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks to be made out to: Gallery Michael Gibbons
140 NE Alder Street, Toledo, OR 97391
Books can be picked up at the Gallery, or mailed to your preferred location (free shipping).
Two More Weekends for ’Promise’ Show
Remember to stop by the Yaquina River Museum of Art to see the ’Promise’ Icon Exhibit . There are just two more weekends.
—January 16 & 23, to see the exhibition of authentic original icons made by modern icon writers and antiquated Greek and Russian Orthodox icon writers from the 18th and 19th centuries. Come by the Yaquina River Museum of Art’s Schoolhouse Exhibit Space at 151 NE Alder Street Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4PM. You don’t want to miss this!