Lisa Gibbons

 

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Born in Vancouver in 1967, Lisa Gibbons’ connection to nature started at an early age, when her parents relocated from Vancouver to Refuge Cove, on West Redonda Island. Living off the land, and water, in a small community of thirty people, Lisa and her family lived in a log house built by her father, where they assumed a life parallel to the early settlers of the area. The influences of this life ran deeply and informed her creative process.

Her passion for visual arts grew from these experiences, and she began a life-long discovery of giving artistic form to her personal vision. She studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver and has been mentored privately under the direction of many renowned artists.

In addition to her artistic work, Lisa was one of the early community members at Hollyhock –  Canada’s Lifelong Learning Centre. Here, she and husband, Rex Weyler raised their two young sons and contributed to a thriving artistic, spiritual community.

She has also put her artistic pursuits into praxis as a foster parent, educational assistant for children with special needs with the Vancouver School Board, and after-school education and art programs for children.

Lisa’s style of work has developed into a mixed media art form, reflecting her environment, the lush coastal landscape of British Columbia, and honoring her connection with imagery from ancient cultures, their art, symbols, and universal archetypes. The themes of her work include the collective unconscious, honoring the wild and sacred, and finding ways to transcend merely human concerns. Her work incorporates watercolour, acrylic, drawing, collage, assemblage, encaustic, gold leaf, creating rich, textured and multi-layered surfaces.

2016 Teaser Preview by Lisa:

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Shows in 2014

 Screen shot 2014-07-03 at 10.26.42 AM •  They Dream For Us ~ July 18 – 27, Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Cortes Island

  •  Dreaming the Earth, Lisa Gibbons & Donna Naven ~ Sept 18, Campbell River Art Gallery

Lisa currently lives on Cortes Island with her husband and has three grown sons.  

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6 Responses to “Lisa Gibbons”

  1. Odin March 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm Permalink

    Hey really nice art. great work.
    Never saw somethin like this here in europe. Really Unique . Love the Owls and the Earthwalker.
    How about a black wolf ? 🙂
    Do you put a show on this Summer ?

    Thanks for doin this.Thanks for Sharing this.
    Really nice Inspiration.

  2. Mark Hargrave June 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm Permalink

    was on Cortez today we look at your artwork and we bought your prints of the raven totally impressed with your artworkI wondered if you had anymore pieces that’ll be at your art shows coming up in the future yours truly mark Hargrave

  3. Brenda White June 30, 2014 at 10:36 am Permalink

    So talented!! I love that you are pursuing your passion!! Whenever I drive past QE and see the container with the fish mural – I think of you!!

  4. Karen Church June 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm Permalink

    Hi Lisa! So glad u r making art! I am finishing my MA thesis rt now and its hard but I cant wait! I am living in Montreal. When u coming to visit me??
    Karen Church

  5. Tom Goelz May 27, 2014 at 6:37 am Permalink

    We’ll be on Island in time to catch the last week of your show at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery. Looking forward to seeing this winter’s output in the flesh.

  6. Corrine May 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm Permalink

    I love the owl with the blue wings.

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