I’m a Minneapolis artist and I love strange beauty. Doll heads and stage illusions, bar patrons, wrestlers and bodybuilders, pinups and mugshots, baseball players, nightclub performers and street bystanders, sideshow freaks and circus performers have all been my subjects.
Many of my paintings are done as part of a series, I like repetition. I try to show the emotion in the act of painting. I like to have the process visible in the end result – brushstrokes, accidental paint spatters, layers of color. Smooth and accomplished does not interest me.
I also find inspiration in taxidermied animals, old storefronts, hand-painted signs, anatomical models, and meandering bike rides down alleys and through the industrial edges of the city.
See more of Mary Gibney's art HERE.