Hilary Jean Gibson ASGFA


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I love to draw in historic houses and abandoned old buildings, fascinated by the stories they can tell. Here in Cornwall these are multi layered and often relate to mining. History, symbolism and writing are an important context within my practice and the blur between fact and fiction interests and inspires me.

Images often start in sketchbooks or on larger pieces of paper but always from direct observation, often the work is completed entirely in situ, and sometimes continues in the studio, however research and imagination play important roles. A Trustee of The Friends of the Towans in Hayle, I regularly draw plants thriving in their stunning natural wildlife habitats on the three miles of protected sand dunes overlooking St Ives Bay on Hayle Towans, close to my home.

A Member of the Cornwall Crafts Association, Cornwall Watercolour Society and the UK Coloured Pencil Society, my work has been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and at the Mall Galleries, London, most recently with the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Botanical Artists.