Marty Gibson Painter printmaker


“Ultimately art is not an intellectual activity. It is an intuitive, visceral process in the creation and hopefully, in the viewing. I’m convinced concept alone is meaningless and should be valued for what it is – another tool; a means to an end.

However, I find I need a back story in my art. I’m always on the prowl for imagery or ideas that will fuel the process. Ultimately, no one knows how it’s truly done. That’s the magic that keeps many an artist in the studio. As a viewer you may not need to know the inspiration of my work. Give up the security of recognizable objects and become an active participant. Let go of words, feel the color, the lines and the shapes. I urge you to find your own story in my work.”


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BFA University of Kansas, degrees in Studio Painting and Graphic Design


Worked primarily in the Seattle, WA area as a Graphic Designer
Gibson/Quirk Graphic Design Studio, Creative Director
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Graphics Specialist

Galleries – Solo or Group Shows

Schaeffer Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Lakeshore Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Exhibition Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Easy Street Gallery, Carefree, AZ
Level Nine Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ
Adornments, Scottsdale, AZ


Arizona Watercolor Association Juried Show
American Graphic Arts Juried Show, Seattle WA
Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival, AZ
Contemporary Arts, Cave Creek, AZ
Hot Art Cool Show, Cave Creek, AZ
When Artists Talk, Scottsdale, AZ
Fine Art Prints 101, Scottsdale, AZ
The Art of Planetary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Herberger Theater Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, 2015


Sonoran Arts League:
Hidden In The Hills Studio Tours,  2004 – current
(Always the Weekend Before & After Thanksgiving)