Mark Gibson

Valley of the Moon 50x40 Oil

Camp On The Yellowstone 30x30 Oil

Snowshoe Lodge 30x28 Oil

September Light 40x34 Oil

Moonlight Bison Lodge 30x35 Oil

High Desert Lodge 25x23 Oil

Blackfoot Chief 12x9 Oil

Moon Shadows 32x28 Oil

Western Plain 28x26 Oil

Standing on the High Bank 20x28 Oil

Waters Edge 30x20 Oil

Moon Struck 36x30 Oil


Mark Gibson is a native Montanan who was born in Helena and raised in Missoula. He received his first set of oils from his mother when he was only 12 years old.

Mark attended Montana State University on a scholarship and studied architecture. He also took classes on figure drawing and later studied watercolor with Hazel Foley for many years until he switched to oil painting in 1998. In the summer of 2003, Mark attended a Jim Wilcox workshop in Jackson Hole, WY, where he studied plein air painting with the talented landscape artist. Currently, Mark studies photographs and paints with local artists.

The most recent highlight of Mark’s artistic career was spending time with Tucker Smith at his home. He received critiques and spent hours reviewing books as well as looking at the well known artist’s work.

Mark recently opened a gallery and studio with artist friend Brian Schweyen. The Gibson Schweyen Gallery and Studio is located in the historic Florence Building in downtown Missoula.

The western lifestyle Mark enjoys is reflected in his subject matter. He is an avid fly fisherman and spends many weeks a year packing mules and horses. Exploring Montana’s back country is one of Mark’s favorite pastimes. Mark currently lives in Lolo Montana with his wife Lisa, daughter Josie and son Cal.

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