Brian Hibbard

Horse 491

Horse 491
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 52, $4800

Horse 165

Horse 165
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48, $4500

Having a Ball 35

Having a Ball 35
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48, $3800

Horse 503

Horse 503
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48, $4500

Having a Ball 23

Having a Ball 23
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 30, $3200

Pear 97

  Pear 97
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 36

Horse 216

  Horse 216
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Horse 512

  Horse 512
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Having a Ball 8

  Having a Ball 8
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40x30

Pear 96

  Pear 96
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 36

Horse #398

  Horse #398
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Horse #509

  Horse #509
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Horse 499

  Horse 499
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 60

Horse 407

  Horse 407
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Having a Ball 19

  Having a Ball 19
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 30

Pear 101

  Pear 101
Mixed Media on Canvas, 20 x 20

Having a Ball 21

  Having a Ball 21
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 24

Having a Ball 7

  Having a Ball 7
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Horse 454

  Horse 454
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Having a ball 14

  Having a ball 14
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Horse 275

  Horse 275
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Horse 507

  Horse 507
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

having a Ball 15

  Having a Ball 15
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Horse 223

  Horse 223
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48

Horse 506

  Horse 506
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Having a Ball 9

Having a Ball 9

Horse 494

Horse 494
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48, $4500

Having a Ball 6

  Having a Ball 6
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Diving Horse

  Diving Horse
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 30

Horse 292

  Horse 292
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Pear 88

  Pear 88
Mixed Media on Panel, 32 x 44

Horse 377

  Horse 377
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Pear 103

  Pear 103
Mixed Media on Canvas, 20 x 20

Horse 354

  Horse 354
Mixed Media on Panel, 18 x 18

Pear 94

  Pear 94
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 36

Horse 356

  Horse 356
Mixed Media on Panel, 18 x 18

Horse 335

Horse 335
Mixed Media on Panel

Horse 359

  Horse 359
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Pear 90

  Pear 90
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48

Apple

  Apple
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 386

  Horse 386
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48

Landscape 715

  Landscape 715
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Huckleberries

  Huckleberries
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Pear 82

  Pear 82
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 282

  Horse 282
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 36

Horse 1

  Horse 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Horse 336

  Horse 336
Mixed Media on Panel, 42 x 42

Horse 244

  Horse 244
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Pear 79

  Pear 79
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Pear 83

  Pear 83
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 241

  Horse 241
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 319

  Horse 319
Mixed Media on Panel, 33 x 40

Abstract 125

  Abstract 125
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 12

Abstract 123

  Abstract 123
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 20

Horse 220

  Horse 220
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48

Horse 157

  Horse 157
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Horse 111

  Horse 111
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Landscape 595

  Landscape 595
Mixed Media on Panel, 40 x 40

593

  593
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48

212

  212
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 211

Horse 211

Pear 58

  Pear 58
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Pear 55

  Pear 55
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 54

  Pear 54
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 53

  Pear 53
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 52

  Pear 52
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 48

  Pear 48
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 46

  Pear 46
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Pear 35

  Pear 35
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 30

Horse 78

  Horse 78
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Pear 77

  Pear 77
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Pear 32

  Pear 32
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Pear 31

  Pear 31
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Horse 155

  Horse 155
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

549

  549
Mixed Media on Panel, 40 x 40

517

  517
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

474

  474
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Horse 181

  Horse 181
Mixed Media on Panel, 40 x 40

Horse 180

  Horse 180
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Horse 169

  Horse 169
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Horse 154

  Horse 154
Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12

Horse 141

  Horse 141
Mixed Media on Panel, 52 x 52

Horse 140

  Horse 140
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48

Horse 103

  Horse 103
Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 36

Horse 491 thumbnail
Horse 165 thumbnail
Having a Ball 35 thumbnail
Horse 503 thumbnail
Having a Ball 23 thumbnail
Pear 97 thumbnail
Horse 216 thumbnail
Horse 512 thumbnail
Having a Ball 8 thumbnail
Pear 96 thumbnail
Horse #398 thumbnail
Horse #509 thumbnail
Horse 499 thumbnail
Horse 407 thumbnail
Having a Ball 19 thumbnail
Pear 101 thumbnail
Having a Ball 21 thumbnail
Having a Ball 7 thumbnail
Horse 454 thumbnail
Having a ball 14 thumbnail
Horse 275 thumbnail
Horse 507 thumbnail
Having a Ball 15 thumbnail
Horse 223 thumbnail
Horse 506 thumbnail
Having a Ball 9 thumbnail
Horse 494 thumbnail
Having a Ball 6 thumbnail
Diving Horse thumbnail
Horse 292 thumbnail
Pear 88 thumbnail
Horse 377 thumbnail
Pear 103 thumbnail
Horse 354 thumbnail
Pear 94 thumbnail
Horse 356 thumbnail
Horse 335 thumbnail
Horse 359 thumbnail
Pear 90 thumbnail
Apple thumbnail
Horse 386  thumbnail
Landscape 715 thumbnail
Huckleberries thumbnail
Pear 82 thumbnail
Horse 282 thumbnail
Horse 1 thumbnail
Horse 336 thumbnail
Horse 244 thumbnail
Pear 79 thumbnail
Pear 83 thumbnail
Horse 241 thumbnail
Horse 319 thumbnail
Abstract 125 thumbnail
Abstract 123 thumbnail
Horse 220 thumbnail
Horse 157 thumbnail
Horse 111 thumbnail
Landscape  595 thumbnail
593 thumbnail
212 thumbnail
Horse 211 thumbnail
Pear 58 thumbnail
Pear 55 thumbnail
Pear 54 thumbnail
Pear 53 thumbnail
Pear 52 thumbnail
Pear 48 thumbnail
Pear 46 thumbnail
Pear 35 thumbnail
Horse 78 thumbnail
Pear 77 thumbnail
Pear 32 thumbnail
Pear 31 thumbnail
Horse 155 thumbnail
549 thumbnail
517 thumbnail
474 thumbnail
Horse 181 thumbnail
Horse 180 thumbnail
Horse 169 thumbnail
Horse 154 thumbnail
Horse 141 thumbnail
Horse 140 thumbnail
Horse 103 thumbnail

Artist Statement

My paintings and sculptures bridge ancient and modern sensibilities. The subjects are often classical figures and portraits, but my use of materials is pure expressionism. I am most comfortable working in large scale. It is a great format for viewers to “step into” and experience.

My approach to my work includes both tradition and intuition. I pay careful attention to proportions, values, scale, and especially contrast. I begin by capturing my subject in a representational fashion. Once this foundation is made I then switch to a more contemporary mindset. I begin to view the painting more abstractly focusing on form and surface. Design and linear elements, colors, metals, and patinas begin to work into the piece and often completely cover the substructure. I tend to experiment with various media like tar, metallic latex, and even resin. I view my work upside down or view them through a mirror to find harmony in the mix. This phase is rather spontaneous and intuitive. Some of my work comes together quickly while others evade me for months even years.

There is a close relation between how I work and the way I live. My worldview is grounded in reality, guiding principles and what I believe to be true. If I live or paint by only what I can see or understand there is no room for invention. At the same time, the freedom and joy of exploring new potentials, if not grounded becomes lost and has no direction. There is a necessary balance between what is real and our freedom to create, interpret and explore within this reality. What really makes my art alive is both embracing this concept and exposing the contrasts.