About Thomas Gibbs
Thomas Gibbs studied his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia) and has been classically trained in Italy and Greece. His studies have cultivated a deep respect for classical art and a desire to continue its legacy in a contemporary context.
Gibbs’ paintings observe fleeting moments of love, loss, tenderness, fear and beauty. By preserving moments encountered through the peripheral, Gibbs hopes to stumble upon realities that are universally true to the human spirit. To Gibbs, the methodical process of applying paint to canvas is a welcomed excuse for contemplation,
Gibbs has exhibited widely in Adelaide and Melbourne, including a recent show at Jackson Café Gallery. He is an awardee of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2013), the $10,000 Graeme Hildebrand Travel Grant (2012), the Rosetta Kelly Environmental Art Award (2012), and was a finalist for the Metro Arts Prize (2012 and 2011) and the Wallara Travelling Scholarship (2012).