Jody Hope Gibbons
Contemporary Mixed Media Painter
Matakana, New Zealand
Jody Hope Gibbons is a contemporary New Zealand painter with works held in private collections here and throughout the world.
Raised on a farm in beautiful Northland, Jody Gibbons is her name originally, but for her practice goes by the name of Jody Hope Gibbons to honour the passing of her father.
She has spent a considerable amount of time being privately tutored and has completed several Mastery Contemporary Painting courses in Auckland. She has recently been published in "New Zealand's Favourite Artists" Volume 2, plus has been featured in lifestyle publications such as "NZ Life and Leisure" magazine.
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.