Hope Gibbons

Hope Gibbons is a contemporary New Zealand painter with works held in private collections here and throughout the world.

Hope’s practice is materials based where the research occurs through the actual exploration of the materials; it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques by continuing to exploit the use of paint, stains, rust, inks, leaf and varnish.

Hope puts on canvas layers of paint that are fluid, instinctive and revealing yet also concealing. Hope describes the finished artwork as being the magic of painting in the moment, as a result of the continuous instinctive decisions a painter has to make as to what to keep and what to discard.