Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson

Contact Information

frangibsonart@yahoo.com

Phone: (610) 308-5365

http://www.frangibson.com

Gallery

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

2016
Morgan Gallery, Corrales, NM


Painting

Archived Work

Philadelphia Series

Artist's Biography

2018 Cerulean Arts Collective, Member

Artist's Statement

Moving at the Speed of Life: 2022
This is a year of continued thoughts, physical emergence, and unceasing movement.

I started several charcoal drawings at the beginning of 2021 with the understanding that I was advancing the energy I found in my familiar place, My City: Philadelphia.

Now, as things pick up, I am creating formal elements like brushstrokes that are both place, purpose, and speed, colors that are empirical and evocative, and lines that carry the viewer and me far away with attitude.

What were angles are now projections. Fast lines spread out and follow paths to the ends of thought, heights, and depth. This is my personal perspective. As I wrote:

I Am Living at the Speed of Life on all Fronts.
Much of what I learned, I have held close, kept with me for a long time.

Some of what I know, I have seen with my own eyes.

Most of what I have seen is still inside me.

To wit: refresh the pictures, the statues, the trees, the towering vaults, the heroes.

The most current picture of them I have, and carry it all in my heart.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
New Landscapes, High Point Café, Philadelphia, PA

2014
New Work, Merion Art, Ardmore, PA

Three-person
2014
Philadelphia Artists, CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2017
154th Small Painting Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

2015
New Mexico Paintings, Morgan Gallery, Corrales, NM

New Work, Heron Crest Studios, Aston, PA

2014
Large Format Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Artists’ Work, Heron Crest Studios, Aston, PA

2013
Large Format Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Artists’ Work, Heron Crest Studios, Aston, PA

2012
Artists’ Work, Heron Crest Studios, Aston, PA

Artspace, Lansdowne, PA

1975
More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1974
Artists Choose Artists, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Publications

2015
Yates, Ernest, En Route from the Capital, Poems of Philadelphia,  Xlibris Corporation
(cover art)

Professional Experience

2009-2010
Lecturer, European and American Art Survey Course, Haverford Township Evening School, Haverford, PA

Awards and Honors

1979
Graduate Grant, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1973
Bocour Prize for Painting, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

Works included in many private collections

Education

1979
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MA, Graduate Grant

1973
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Bocour Prize for Painting