Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The incredible art of Michael Gibson

Drawing by Michael Gibson
Michael doesn't seem to use
titles for his drawings.
This drawing was inspired by the
Michael Gibson © 2020

"I was having a conversation today and I was sharing how God 
“the voice inside of me” gives me direction on when to start a drawing, 
when to set one aside and pick up another. Some people call it intuition
but my experience has been far stronger, so I can’t call it that. 
I truly believe that it’s God whispering to me gently nudging be towards
a path that is only meant for me. I only pray that I will always have ears
 to hear," writes Michael Gibson on his Instagram site Michaelcgibson

One of the miracles of the social media world that I've appreciated since
I joined that world in 2008, is the wonder of seeing the works of artists
I've never met, but whose work is equal to the best drawing and painting
ever created.  One of those artists is Michael Gibson. I've been following
Michael's art since I first discovered his work maybe two years ago.
He is an amazing artist. What he does with a pencil, is something I've rarely seen
any artist accomplish.  He creates sensitive, moving portraits, and says that,
his, "primary goal is to capture that which we cannot see -- thoughts, feelings,
emotions, the soul and spirit."

Drawing by Michael Gibson
Michael Gibson © 2020
This drawing was also
inspired by photographs on
When I see a new drawing of Michael's emerging on Instagram (see the link above),
I am deeply moved.  As an artist I am blown away by his talent, but it's more than
that. Michael does powerful, short videos as he develops a drawing, with words
that are deeply affecting. He makes me care about and wish I could meet the people
he portrays.

Thank you Michael for letting me write about you.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!