Tell us a wee bit about yourself and what you do?
I’m a well established professional artist who specialises in Miniature Painting, however I continue to paint in a much larger format in oil, watercolour and soft pastel. Much of my work is to commission and I love to meet the animals and people I paint to capture a true likeness and character. Dedication to detail no matter what the size is what is expected of me but I have diversified to new styles recently. I love the challenge each and every new work brings which keeps my work fresh and spontaneous.
What makes Dumfries & Galloway special to you?
D&G is special to me as I love the light, the easy laid back approach to living in a most beautiful ,sometimes forgotten, part of the UK. Scotland in miniature as we have it all here! Connections to the hustle and bustle of city life is not difficult as road and rail networks are excellent.
Are you involved in other arts and cultural activities?
I’m involved in art societies across the globe but Annually I always show at the Royal Miniature Society in London in Oct/Nov and at the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists Exhibition in Wells, Somerset every June. I am a member of Spring Fling.
Locally I am involved with a new arts initiative to help people with dementia and other problems create artworks called ‘ HEART FOR ART’ organised by Crossreach Scotland. It’s an afternoon of creativity and fun once every fortnight in our local Church Hall which brings laughter and goodwill to all who attend. Benefits all of us!
What projects are you involved in right now?
Commissions from Germany are going well.
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ went to Broadway this year and I am delighted that the set designer Nigel Hook won the best stage set at the Tony Awards, beating other prominent productions on Broadway. My painting of the spaniel which is hung in the set, is now their lucky mascot seemingly…more on YouTube!
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
I love to create with clay and have my own kiln……HOBBY ONLY….but it’s fun making my mushroom pottery….air plants thrive in the climate of the clay and it’s a good escape for me too.
I am a full Member of the D&G Fine Arts Society and currently showing in their 90thAnniversary Exhibition at Gracefield.
Jane B. Gibson RMS
7 Selkirk Road,
Tel;- 01557 331640
OPEN STUDIO HERE EVERY FRIDAY FOR VISITORS/ by appointment at other times