Becky Kisabeth Gibbs


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“Oceanus” Commissioned oil painting for JBG Smith, Crystal City, VA

I was fortunate to receive a commission for a 144 x 84 in. oil painting for the lobby of a JGB Smith property in Crystal City, VA. “Oceanus” was ten weeks in the making.Oceanus_84x144_BeckyKisabethGibbs

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Vast, Solo Ehibit at Galatea Fine Art, November 2018

Eight of the paintings that were exhibited in my show Vast at Galatea Fine Art.

1_b_gibbsSea Change I, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

3_b_gibbsStep In, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

4_b_gibbsSeeing Through, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

9_b_gibbsSea Change II, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

6_b_gibbsBeguiling Blue, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

5_b_gibbsBleu Nuit, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

7_b_gibbsI Wanted Wings, 24 x 18 in., Oil on canvas

8_b_gibbsEbb and Flow, 48 x 36 in., Oil on canvas

 

Artist Statement

Vast

I gaze at the ocean, a mysterious and constantly changing reflection of its surroundings.

Light and motion create shifting patterns that imply a path to somewhere. My mind travels out to sea, lost in a water reverie.

Wild and tranquil, threatening and beautiful, the ocean is both intimately personal and infinitely universal.

Oh, to have that feeling of serenity from being on, in, or just near water.

I hear the waves as I paint.

-BKGibbs

 

My interest in seascapes reflects the 19th century romantic concept of finding solace in the beauty of nature, and current research that shows being around water provides a long list of benefits for our mind and body. The contemporary issue of human responsibility for the destruction of our oceans contrasts with our need for water. Sadly, we are killing the very element that gives us life.

On first glance the work may appear photographic, yet on closer look my oil paintings may reveal brushstrokes, unexpected color, and abstract detail of the water. These Ocean Field paintings have no horizon or reference to scale and lack human presence. The compositions could easily extend beyond the physical edge of the painting. An emotional narrative ̶ the vast ocean.


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“Everything that Grows”, exhibit at Paula Estey Gallery

ED_IMG_4056_For BKG_BLOGSea Change, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.,  2017

Four of my oil paintings will be in the group exhibit “Everything that Grows”, at Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport, MA.

Opening reception, April 20, 6-8:30pm.

The mission of PAULA ESTEY GALLERY is to provide our clients and visitors with the transcendent beauty of contemporary art. In doing so, our homes, commercial spaces and communities are elevated and the quality of our lives improves. We embrace a global range of participation for our art and artists

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Fragmentary Blue

Wish for Blue, 16″ x 16″, Oil on canvas

Galatea Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of “Fragmentary Blue”, a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Becky Kisabeth Gibbs. This exhibit of new paintings will open with a reception on Friday, November 4, from 6-8pm, and continue through November 27, 2016.

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Ocean’s Edge, Solo Exhibit @ Galatea Fine Art, September 2014

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Water’s Edge, 24″ x24″, Oil on canvas

Galatea Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of “Ocean’s Edge”, a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Becky Kisabeth Gibbs. This exhibit of new paintings will open with a reception on Friday, September 5, from 6-8pm, and continue through September 28, 2014.

“Becky Kisabeth Gibbs is known for using the ocean as a vehicle for emotive conditions.  In her upcoming exhibition, “Ocean’s Edge”, she continues her personal tradition of the translation of human experience into the natural states that are parallel to it.  But there is also a transition into a more experiential interchange with the sea; the artist, through the exhaling of this very emotion, has come to an opening awareness, a more direct line of vision and partnership between herself and her subject matter.  It’s as if she has attained a broader sense of clarity and is able to perceive the ocean as iconic beauty, to adore it directly in a
new sense of purity.”

– Marjorie Kaye
Director, Galatea Fine Art
galateafinearts@yahoo.com
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Fountain Street Open Studios

Open Studios started tonight with a great turnout. We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday, 11-5pm.

Tomorrow, I’ll also be at the closing reception at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, where I won third place in the painting category.  I am honored to be awarded on my first entry.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/arts/x91991666/Fountain-Street-Open-Studios-offers-a-world-of-wonders?photo=0