David Gibbons was born in London in 1978. He studied art at Camberwell College graduating with Honors in Visual Arts.
Many of David’s works explore landscapes, inspired predominantly by the vast mountainous region of Otago in New Zealand, but also by regions of England.
He paints in oil from sketches and memory, his intention is to create an emotive response to a place rather than a direct representation. His drawings and paintings convey an immediacy, an urgency both of technique and intent.
When discussing his work, David emphasises the moment of the present and that the works are very much contemporary, despite traditional materials and subject matter.
Examples of David’s work can be viewed at Mobile Art Gallery, 23 Edwin Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.