About Nick Gibbard
Nick Gibbard has lived in Cornwall since 1970. Educated at Penryn School 1971-1977, Cornwall Technical College 1977-1981 completing a 4 year degree course in Technical Illustration. Nick started work after leaving college illustrating 3 dimensional maps and then chose self employment from 1982 onward.
Buying his flat in Marine Crescent, Falmouth in 1987, Nick purchased the shop below 10 years later and opened an art gallery. He still lives above where he works with his partner Jenny and their dog Dotty.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic Marine Gallery is open to the public by appointment, displaying the complete range of Nick’s work in progress or for sale. The large mixture of styles and subjects cover his 40 years working and travelling to different parts of the world. Recent artwork mainly focus’s upon the local Cornish landscape, nearby beaches and the industrial docks which are just yards away from his gallery.
Nick works in all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolour, retailing Giclée Prints and has recently started to realize Abstract Mono Prints and Sculpture.
My artwork has been a challenge, an income and a pleasure over the past 40 years. I started my career undertaking commissions illustrating machinery, cartoons and maps, while experimenting for leisure painting landscapes and dripping paint over paper, canvas and pieces of wood. I am now attempting to fuse together all my past work, generating my maps by integrating with the landscape and including my personal abstract inflection.