Catherine Gibbon – Light & Shadow: remembering the art of Catherine Gibbon

Catherine Gibbon,

pastel landscapes

Friday August 5 – Sunday September 4, 2022
Reception Friday, August 5, 7-9:30pm

The Carnegie Gallery is honoured to present the work of accomplished artist, environmentalist, educator, musician and Carnegie founder, Catherine Gibbon (1949-2021).  Although the full body of her work spans decades, this exhibition focuses on a selection of stunning pastel landscapes completed between 2003-2020.  Gibbon’s distinctive interpretations of land and sky are ever characterized by their dynamic energy, rich colour, and the artist’s remarkable sensitivity to the changing patterns of light.  Her pure aesthetic vision captures the fragility of our environment, and celebrates the power and poetry of the natural world in a deeply personal way.

Catherine Gibbon’s work is represented in a number of public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster University, Firestone Canada Inc., MacLean Hunter Ltd., Lynwood Arts Centre and the National Archives.  Instructor at the Dundas Valley School of Art for many years, she was also the driving force behind the ‘On the Edge’ book and exhibition. In 1996, she was awarded the Ecolutions Environmental Award for the Arts, and was Woman of the Year for the Arts, Hamilton Region in 1994.

Review by Regina Haggo “‘Nature is my teacher’: Remembering Catherine Gibbon, landscape painter extraordinaire”. (The Hamilton Spectator. 22 August 2022).

Exhibition Video: Gibbon Exhibition

Opening Reception Remarks: Gibbon/Opening Reception

Catherine Gibbon website:

Painting of Catherine GibbonCatherine Gibbon, pastel landscape (purple, magenta, orange)

Catherine Gibbon, exhibition photo, 2022 Catherine Gibbon, exhibition photo, 2022

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