Jody Hope Gibbons
Jody Hope Gibbons is a NZ artist making contemporary art from her Matakana studio, just north of Auckland New Zealand. She has works that can be found in galleries around NZ and also has ever changing collection at her studio. Her works range from abstract painterly works to contemporary landscapes and assemblage art.
She has spent a considerable amount of time being privately tutored and has completed several Mastery Contemporary Painting courses in Auckland. She has recently been published in "New Zealand's Favourite Artists" Volume 2, plus has been featured in lifestyle publications such as "NZ Life and Leisure" magazine.The current body of works explores the materiality of paint - it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques. It exploits the use of paint, rust, inks, leaf and varnish. This work is ever-changing and currently becoming bolder, colourful and more gestural, however the recurring reference back to the land is now becoming evident.