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Finalist in David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition 2014.

Bronze Citation at The Wildlife Art Society International exhibition 2014.

Runner Up Best Bird Picture at Marwell International Wildlife Art Society exhibition 2013.

Silver Citation at The Wildlife Art Society International exhibition 2012.


my silver

medal from



Public’s Favourite at the Denmead Open Art Exhibition 2012.

Runner Up Best In Show

at the Hampshire & Portsmouth Annual Exhibition 2012.

Award winning wildlife and animal artist Georgina Gibbons

I took a degree in art at the Central School of Art and Design in London (now Central St. Martin’s) and have spent many years working in graphic design and marketing. After a few years of doing commissions in my spare time, in 2010 I decided to become a full time animal artist. I work exclusively in high quality pastels which give both a softness and an intensity of colour and I use archival quality materials. You can see an example of how a pastel portrait is created.

I have always had a deep love of animals, having grown up with animals around me, and feel a strong empathy with them. It is so heartwarming to give someone a painting of their beloved companion, especially when that pet has passed on. It is wonderful to be able to bring the pet back to them in some small way.  

I have carried out many pet portrait commissions and hand paint the portrait in pastel using photographs as a guide, but I never aimed to just reproduce a photograph - I planned to enhance it. My objective was always to bring out the animal’s personality through the picture – its SPIRIT. I was able to combine photographs or make changes such as removing a tag hanging from the collar or opening up the eyes. See examples here. When the portrait was nearing completion, I would put away the photograph and make the final touches as I thought they should be from an artistic point of view.

I also love to do wildlife art, including birds and marine life, and I was thrilled to win the title of BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013, after winning through to the finals in 2011 and 2012. I also got two pieces through to the finals of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 competition.

It’s frustrating that I was just getting into my stride with wildlife art when I was hit with the diagnosis of incurable secondary breast cancer in the bones. My art has been a great enjoyment and comfort for me during this difficult time but unfortunately I have had to give up painting. However prints of my wildlife art will continue to be available to purchase through this website or at shows. Please click here for details of forthcoming events.

Thank you for taking time to look through my website and I hope you enjoy my artwork.

Very best wishes

© Copyright Geoffrey Gibbons 2017.

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BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013

Bataleur Eagle Juvenile TN.jpg DangerousWatersTN.jpg Grumpy Grandad TN.jpg Lilac Breasted Roller TN.jpg Precious TN.jpg Peace at Last TN.jpg

Receiving my BBC award from Sir John Knowles