Michael Gibbison born 1937

A working plumber, discovered by the Leicestershire art collector Guy Dixon Q.C. in the 70s-80s was a man with Northumbrian and Irish connections.

A born romantic, leading a simple life perhaps is the perfect condition for an artist to capture the local scene, working at the time in Leicestershire he was often caught up amidst hunters heading for the meet or working at the local agricultural show where he would capture the characters of the time, his paintings of visage can’t help but amuse, it is possible to remind you of an eccentric aunt or uncle, the whimsical helps take the strain out of the reality of life.

Gibbison is mainly known for his equestrian works, hunting, racing and military subjects.