Becky Kisabeth Gibbs


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Open studios

The artists at Fountain Street Studios are continuing our First Friday Studio Strolls through May. In April, the 13th Annual Fountain Street Open Studios weekend will be April 3-5. Friday from 5:30-8:30 will be the preview party, and Saturday and Sunday we’ll be open 11am-5pm. Please stop by my studio, 3rd floor east, no. 9, to see me and my work. Drop me an email if you’d like to be added to my mailing list (email and/or snail mail.) check out the list of artists at: www.fountainstreetstudios.com

Here’s a new piece I finished last month, and started on the day the stock market plunged. I decided to call it Pooring down, that’s what the day was like, that’s what the markets were doing, and the piece turned out very dark, unlike others in my Mindbug series.

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Pooring down
2008
30″(H) x 22″(W)
India ink and powdered pigments in acrylic medium on paper

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TLGUTS Show

TLGUTS
The Little Gallery Under the Stairs

Balance: Mothers Who Create

Opening Reception
Music by violinist, painter, mother Maria Marx

Sat, February 14, 2009     2:00 – 4:00 pm

Gallery Hours:
Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
and by appointment

25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA
LynnArts Inc. Building
781.715.1445

www.galleryunderthestairs.com

The Little Gallery Under the Stairs is a privately owned gallery committed to exhibiting process driven artwork, communicative of shared human experience.


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dreaming of Truro…

January is the time of year I start daydreaming about being in Truro(Cape Cod), where we go every summer to vacation. I love to imagine the balmy breezes and going barefoot in the sand vs. the cold january reality of wool socks and fleece.

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Sky blue pink is what my family and I call this gorgeous sunset color that we see in Truro.

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Shimmer

2008
22.5″(H) x 23″(W)
interference pigments in acrylic medium on paper

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Shimmer
2008
22.5″(H) x 23″(W)
interference pigments in acrylic medium on paper

These two photos both show the same work – Shimmer – which was influenced by the Truro sky. The interference pigments change color depending on how the light is hitting the painting, hence the really different palettes in the two photos.

I currently have two works in a show at The Post Road Art Center Mixed Media 2009 juried show, and Mind(e) scape won first place in the show! The other piece in the show is Connexion. My piece Cellwalk is currently in the Preview Show at the Amazing Things Art Center, in Framingham.


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December blues

well December is upon us and for me there are always ups and downs to the holiday season. I decorated my house (but not my studio, I’d rather spend my time there working ) and here’s my December “blues”, a new piece that is a triptych (at least, I actually did five pieces in line) and it’s called filter/flow. I believe it will be a starting point for a series of larger works, and I used a new ink that has alot more color options than the classic India ink. But this piece is all blue…
thanks to all who dropped by on Friday for the open studio, it was great to see you all and I had alot of fun, hope you did too.

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filter/flow
2008
triptych
acrylic ink on paper


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studio freeze

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Mind(e)scape
2008
18″(H) x 24″(W)
mixed media

so now we have 20 degree weather here in NE and my studio was so cold that I wanted some of those fingerless gloves. oh well, I started a new ink series that is really interesting and  had me excited to keep working.  I’ll post my mind(e)scape, but I’m psyched to show the new stuff at my Friday Stroll at my studio December 5??

hope to see you there.

so…also let me tell you that mindescape was a long intensive drawing to finish and not only is it a scape from mind but it was especially an escape to my mind.

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