Sunday, 31 December 2017

Final post of the year...

2017 ends in less than 6 hours... 

Admittedly I'd like to dress up and drink till midnight but at the moment I feel to gross to finish off one beer. I also feel like there is a tennis ball in my ear. I want to listen to my mum's Beatles record of love songs but I wont be able to hear it so there's no point. 

I wouldn't normally reflect like this on anything but I wanted to take a few minutes to write about 2017.

2017 has been different, it's been good, interesting, inspiring and something else.  I've had a great year for meeting new people and working with new people. I feel privileged to know the people I know and to learn from them. Next year the first half will be my last months in my 20's, the rest will be... older. Not exactly where student Sophie thought she'd be down the line. 

As always I'll keep making art and try to post more on social media such as the F's, T's & I's of the online world. I'll also question if it's worth it, if I should just pack it in, take some time off, jump off a cliff and earn some money because that's what most people value you you on. Money, how much you earn what you own. Do you sell your art? I'll also realise that this is what I do and I doubt I'll change or stop but make more art. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to anyone & everyone 

embrace the loser within you, if you don't who else will! 

Sophie Gibson, 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

What Have I Been Doing?

Over the past week I've been researching Burnley Mechanics thanks to Library Manger Kit and everyone at BurnleyLibrary. Including local historian Ken Spencer who has been a fantastic help. 
What have I been researching Burnley Mechanics for?
As part of the #BurnleyCreativeAlliance Development Project run by Burnley Leisure, funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. I will be creating new work in response to the history of Burnley and the Mechanics building.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fortune Fish Print

Signed Limited Edition Fortune Fish prints available online at Etsy:

Throwback Thursday

Whilst developing my art at PAPER Gallery last year over a period of 12 months I took with me an expired disposable camera. 

This is a snap of Fortune Fish at the cutting mat. Whilst I was there I made significant pieces of artwork from a theme I continue to develop. 

Thanks again PAPER Gallery for the opportunity. I enjoyed talking to other artists and thinking about my own art and the way I work.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Micro Commission

For my Micro Commission exploring Burnley and the Mechanics building I have been enjoying looking through old programs. 

I especially like the different logos that evolve over time. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


New Work from the series: Becareful What You Vote For. 

This is: TheGreat British Exit, collage 2017 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Weavers Triangle Visitor Centre

I recently made a visit to the Weavers Triangle Visitors Centre in Burnley. 

Above I am pictured with my Great Great Aunts.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Mini Instax

Taken at 

Vintage By The Sea, Morecambe, 02/09/2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Micro Commission

Burnley Mechanics, Lancashire

I am please to say that I'm currently making progress on a micro commission as part of the Burnley Creative Alliance Development Project run by Burnley Leisure, funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. I will be creating new work in response to the history of Burnley and the Mechanics building.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Etsy Shop

Find me & follow me on Etsy

Thursday, 14 September 2017


I am please to say that I have finally made progress with a new website. 

I've realised that I am analogue in more why than one and that technology is not my strong point. 

The cover photo features one of my new (favourite as always) collages. 

The artwork is:

The Great British Exit 
From the Becareful What You Vote For Series,  collage 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Superhero Collage Town

Close up photos of the giant Collage Superhero Town

Made during Summer School at Burnley Mechanics 

Summer Art School Collage

For our giant town collage we took inspiration from the fantastic views out of the windows at Burnley Mechanics in the Loft. 

A collaged town part one.... 

End of Summer School



Monday, 17 July 2017

Summer School

I'm looking forward to Summer School at Burnley Mechanics with fellow artist Jai Redman

During week 1 
Monday 14th - Friday 18th August 

For more details follow this link: 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Street Art on Brick Lane

35 mm

I spotted this in London, the same artist has 
done a recognisable piece more locally in Manchester too

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

35 mm

Tickets, May 2017

.... most likely taken on my birthday

Friday, 30 June 2017

Discount Code!

Shop online and save 20% off ALL items in my Etsy shop

Use the code: TWENTYOFF at check out until July 7th 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Make You Way To Etsy

Here are a few items online, on Easy NOW. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Throwback Thursday

Drunken Outburst 
Collage, 2014 


KAM Pin Badge


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

New Work & everything else

There's lots going on at the moment, here's a quick post to say I'm working on it! 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Film Photos

I love my Canon camera, a gift from my parents on my 18th Birthday. At first I wasn't impressed with the way it looked, I thought it was ugly but, eleven years later and now splattered in paint it's my number one shooter. 

Say Cheese

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

ZAP Shop

Fashioned Smooth

Limited Edition 4 packs now available 
in the Mayfair ZAP pop-up shop

Visit @Instagram 

ZAP Pop-Up Shop

Click HERE to read more... 

Friday, 5 May 2017


Mixed media 
Screenprint, pen & gold leaf

Sophie, Arifa, Ben 2017 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

End of Residency Exhibition

Time has been called on the weekly commute to Blackburn.

To celebrate the time I spent at The Bureau with fellow Artists we closed with an exhibition and here are some photos...

Sophie Gibson

Sophie Gibson

Sophie Gibson 

Robert Parkinson

Michael Skeen

Michael Skeen

Arifa Patel 

Ben Raynor