Life is But a Dream, Jonathan Gibbs' solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh continues until 27th January 2016.
Jonathan has lived and worked in Scotland for many years but acknowledges the importance of the “churches, fields, shorelines and elements of landscape from East Norfolk, where my family comes from”.
Having trained at Central School of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, in addition to the creation of new work for regular exhibitions Jonathan is a Head of Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Writing about Jonathan’s 2006 ‘Flint & Straw’ exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, Alan Powers suggests that “at first sight, his paintings and engravings evoke a mid-twentieth-century mood, suggestive of territory between Ben Nicholson and Eric Ravilious – fastidious, linear and deeply sensitive to place”.
You might also like to see Jonathan's fabric for St Jude's, Herring Moon.
Jonathan Gibbs 'The Baite VI' wood engraving
A wood engraving in progress in Jonathan Gibbs' studio
Jonathan Gibbs 'Owl and Moon' wood engraving
Jonathan Gibbs 'Vessel and Curtain' oil on canvas and board
Previously cut wood blocks in Jonathan Gibbs' studio
Jonathan Gibbs 'Swallow and Dyke' wood engraving
Jonathan Gibbs' studio
Jonathan Gibbs 'Mellis Moat Man' wood engraving