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Artist and teacher, born in Hertfordshire and brought up near St Albans, who studied at Hertfordshire College of Art, 1972–3; Canterbury College of Art, 1978–81, under Thomas Watt, graduating with first-class honours; and University of Wales, Cardiff, 1988–9, gaining her art teaching certificate. She lived and worked in Wales from 1983, based in Powys. Between 1982–8 Gibson was a self-employed prop maker for theatre and opera; gained brief school residencies, in 1987; was with Pioneer Arts, Cardiff, 1987–8; then held a number of teaching posts, from 1995 being a part-time art teacher at Rougemont School, Newport. Gibson was a prolific exhibitor, venues including the RA Summer Exhibition, from 1981; Welsh National Opera, from 1984; Austin/Desmond Fine Art, from 1986; Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, from 1992; NEAC and ROI, from 1994; RWA and ROI, from 1996; and Manor House, Cardiff, from 1997.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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