painting from Arnprior Shawn Gibson

‘Nativity Scene’, Pencil & marker on paper, 2001

Artist: Shawn Gibson

portrait of Shawn GibsonShawn Gibson lives at the McLachlin Street home in L’Arche Arnprior and has been part of the community since 1996. He has had an interest in painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He loves nature and his deep interest shows in his drawings and paintings. His particular specialities are trees and weather. In this depiction of the nativity, the sun reflects his indigenous heritage. Shawn has recently begun to experiment with photography and sculpture.

Artist’s Statement

This picture was completed during the years I spent in Family Home with the Simmons family here at L’Arche Arnprior. I work by memory from photos I have taken or pictures I have searched for online. My ideas come from visions of nature, trees and clouds that I have when I am resting and reflecting. I am happy to be able to take part in this 50th celebration anniversary.”

L’Arche Arnprior (Arnprior, Ontario)