Hope Gibbons is a contemporary New Zealand painter with works held in private collections here and throughout the world.
Born and bred in beautiful Northland, Jody Gibbons is her name originally, but she uses her family name of HOPE GIBBONS as her artist signature to honor the passing of her father and as she already was well known for her children’s art done under the name “jodyg”.
The current body of works explores the materiality of paint – it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques. It exploits the use of paint, rust, inks, leaf and varnish. This work is ever-changing and currently becoming bolder, colourful and more gestural, however the recurring reference back to the land is now becoming evident.