Kristin Gibson Fine Art – Raleigh/durham, NC

Warehouse Artist Studios at Golden Belt Campus 800 Taylor Street in Durham, NC • Visit Kristin in Upstairs Studio 23

Finding perpetual interest in organic shapes and hues of fruits, flowers, vegetables, nature, my paintings begin as drawings with my paintbrush. With bold immediacy and working entirely from day-to-day subjects, lines in a layer of wet paint jumpstart a fluent process of color into color, shape into form. Favorite aspects emerge in passages of complementary color, thick impasto mark making and expressive brushwork that sings.

Truth is, I paint the way I cook –adding a splash of this with a dash of that. Endlessly fascinated by the notion of capturing color from jars of paint with big brushes, and stirring up something fresh on each canvas. 

Kristin Gibson paintings invite you to revisit again and again. All the while, renewing a sense of wonder and joy in a painterly rendition of every day objects.

When you bring Kristin’s paintings into your home, you’ll start to notice how sunlight through the kitchen window brightens the bowl of fruit during breakfast, or how lovely the stack of books and cup of tea sits on the table. Her work refreshes your awareness of what you may have stopped seeing.

Painting in alla-prima technique, Kristin enjoys most how working in one sitting sparks confident line and brushwork, and spontaneous perspectives on her still life and natural subjects. A boldness and vibrancy that captures the eye of both new and avid collectors.

Kristin Gibson received her BFA in Painting and Surface Design from ECU School of Art and Design in 1990. Early work in textiles, designing and coloring printed jacquard fabric collections, continues to inform her sense of color, texture and composition. Kristin's painterly fully developed style is well-regarded in the fine art galleries that represent her work. Enjoy visits to City Art Gallery in Greenville, Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, Tyler White O'Brien Gallery in Greensboro and Artshak Gallery in Southport, NC. In Atlanta, find Kristin’s paintings at Lagerquist Gallery and in Naples, NY at Lauren Hirsh Custom Framing & Gallery.

Kristin has a powerful sense of spontaneity and vibrancy in her paintings that collectors admire.
— Torrey Stroud, City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC
An alla prima painter, Kristin’s strong brushwork and unique perspectives speak volumes to her skill and confidence. Her palette tends toward bold colors, while still life and interior images have depth and form without the use of shadow.
— Star Sosa, Spectrum Gallery, Wilmington, NC


Education & Study 

  • BFA Surface Design & Painting: East Carolina University School of Art, Greenville, NC 1990

  • Scholarships: Penland School, NC and Arrowmont School, TN

  • Apprenticeship: The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

  • Textile Industry: Textile Designer for Culp Inc. Burlington and Stokesdale, NC; and Healthtex in Greensboro, NC

  • Professional Study: with the late Wayne McDowell, John Poon, Museum School at Cameron Art Museum

  • Artist Residency: No Boundaries International Artist Colony 2013, Bald Head Island, NC

Solo shows

  • Durham Art Guild at Room 100 Gallery @ Golden Belt Arts, Durham , NC – January/February 2018: Sitting Still

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — October 2017: Kristin Gibson Alla Prima

  • Sampson Arts Council in The Small House, Clinton, NC — May – June 2014: Spring Forth: Fruits, Florals & Interiors

  • Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, NC — January/February 2013: Still Life with No Boundaries: Select works from 2013 International Artist Colony & the studio

  • Spectrum Art & Jewelry, Wilmington, NC — March 2012: New Works

  • Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, NC — November/December 2010: Still Life & Pattern

  • JLA Home Showroom, High Point Furniture Market, NC — June 2010 – January 2012

  • I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Beaufort, SC— April 2009: Cezanne & Matisse Influence

  • Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington, NC— March/April 2009: Artist of the Month

  • La Grange Art Center, La Grange, NC— August 2006: SURFACE

  • NC Aquarium Fort Fisher — February - April 2006: Below the Surface

  • WHQR Gallery Series, WHQR Public Radio, Wilmington, NC — January 2006: SURFACE

  • ECU School of Art, Greenville, NC — December 1990: Senior BFA Show

Select Exhibitions 

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — January 2019: Kristin Gibson & Bob Rankin

  • Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC — Third Friday with Artists of Golden Belt September 2018

  • No Boundaries International Art Colony 20th Anniversary Exhibition — Wilma Daniels Gallery November 2017

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — September 2017: Kristin Gibson, Karen Lawrence & Suzanne Morris

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — January-March 2017: At the Table Invitational Show

  • Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC — Winter Show 2016

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — October 2014: The Window's View Invitational Show

  • No Boundaries International Art Colony, Bald Head Island — Wilma Daniels Gallery November 2013

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — August 2013: Kristin Gibson & Hilarie Lambert

  • Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC — June 2013: Carolina’s Got Art Juried Salon Show

  • Imagine Gallery, Franklin, TN — April/May 2013: Women Painters of the Southeast

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — February 2013: Art of the Contemporary Still Life Invitational Show

  • Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC — May/June 2013 Kristin Gibson & Mike Hoyt

  • Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC — September 2012: Home Work Invitational Show

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — March/April 2012: Kristin Gibson, Joanne Geisel, Kevin LePrince

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — May 2010: Kristin Gibson & Mike Rooney

  • Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC — Winter Show 2008

  • Jandreau Art, Taos, NM — Grand Opening September 2008

  • Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC— April 2008: Kristin Gibson & Angela Nesbit

  • City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC — May 2008: Kristin Gibson, Anne Boysen, Connie Winters\

  • Three Hounds Gallery, Wilmington, NC— December 2007: Kristin Gibson & Christa Sylvester


Visit: Warehouse Artist Studios #23 Upstairs at Golden Belt Campus 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC