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Michael Gibbs

Born in Oxford England, Michael started drawing and showing an interest in art from an early age. Over the years, he has explored many different methods to express himself.

He started out working as a bench joiner and then later re-trained as a stonemason; as a stone mason and carver, Michael worked on a number of public art projects alongside contemporary artists, helping them to realize their visions in stone. In his spare time, he utilized various workshops and expanded on his own ideas.

Michael's skill set is wide and varied. In 2013, his design for the Thame youth memorial was unveiled in his local town, a project that was four years in planning. It provided the town with a lasting memorial in stone for grieving friends and parents of young children that had their lives cut short within the Thame and surrounding village area.

He has always been a keen portrait artist, working in pastel pencil and oils but has transitioned into the digital art scene, working with Sketch Book Pro and a Wacom tablet. He is also exploring 3-D modelling programs, such as Zbrush. Michaels's love of cult movies is prevalent in his latest work. He is now taking commissions.

Art course in 2000 - third place, Brian Hatton award