Mark Gibson is a native Montanan who was born in Helena and raised in Missoula. He received his first set of oils from his mother when he was only 12 years old.
Mark attended Montana State University on a scholarship and studied architecture. He also took classes on figure drawing and later studied watercolor with Hazel Foley for many years until he switched to oil painting in 1998. In the summer of 2003, Mark attended a Jim Wilcox workshop in Jackson Hole, Wy., where he studied plein air painting with the talented landscape artist. Currently, Mark studies photographs and paints with local artists.
The most recent high light of Mark’s artistic career was spending time with Tucker Smith at his home. He received critiques and spent hours reviewing books as well as looking at the well known artists work.
Mark recently opened a gallery and studio with artist friend Brian Schweyen. The Gibson and Schweyen Gallery and Studio is located in the historic Florence Building in downtown Missoula.
The western lifestyle Mark enjoys is reflected in his subject matter. He is an avid fly fisherman and spends many weeks a year packing mules and horses. Exploring Montanan’s back country is one of Mark’s favorite pastimes. Mark currently lives in Lolo Montana with his wife Lisa, daughter Josie and son Cal.
2002-2006 Participate in several one and two person shows
2003 Featured Artist University of Montana Cowboy Ball
2004 University of Montana Cowboy Ball
2005 University of Montana Cowboy Ball
2005 Emerging Artist’s Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Mt.
2006 Homefitters Art Show and Sale
2006 Treasure State Art Show
2006 University of Montana Cowboy Ball
2007 C.M. Russell Art Auction
2007 Group Show, Italy
2007 Phippen Museum Western Art Show
Mark is also a member of Oil Painters of America and The Montana Professional Artists Association.