Drawing is about hope

From my van shaped studio, I spend a lot of time searching for the right view. You can follow my latest work and travels @bonnieannegibbons.

My favourite landscapes are a combination of looking at things from the floor, and then straight up into the sky - the ground leading into a great expanse of nothing. But if you look carefully, there’s a lot to be found. Through this process of looking and mark making, I am absorbed by my surroundings. In searching for details, you discover so much more of the world around you; I explore the parts that make up the whole, drawing every blade of grass and every leaf in view.

 

For me, art is about hope. Plants are as pleased for the rain as they are for the sun, and a storm is beautiful because within grey skies there are hidden reds, yellows, blues.

I hope my drawings are happy-sad and hopeful.

In a previous life, I worked as a knitwear designer. My creations have been stocked by high-street chains and high-end fashion houses. These days, I’m more likely to be painting a body than making clothes to hide it. That said, I am still in love with the process of the make.

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Like something you see?

 

Head over to my print shop for limited edition giclee prints and cards.

For original artwork, commissions, projects or any other enquiries get in touch below.

 
Exhibitions  

Summer Exhibition, Townhouse Spitalfields, London, 2021
This is Ealing, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing, London, 2021
Yet to Arrive, Cre8 Gallery, Hackney, London, 2013
Art & Design Foundation Show, Oxford Brookes School of Art, Oxford, 2012
Spring Exhibition, Cock Harbour Gallery, Evesham, Cotswolds, 2011 

Education

BA (hons) Fashion Design | Kingston School of Art

Art and Design Foundation | Oxford Brookes University