John Sibson is a landscape, marine and industrial artist working from his studio in Appleby.
His main development over the years has been in watercolours but more recently he has enjoyed a more free and colourful style in oils and acrylics. Summer School at the Slade on London contributed to this development.
In the past he has exhibited in the Royal Society of Marine Artists Open Exhibitions and in the Houses of Parliament when Chairman of the Yorkshire Watercolour Society. He has been a prize-winner in the Cumbria Open Artists Exhibition.
He publishes his own reproductions from his studio.
He has shown regularly in many one man and shared exhibitions over many years in galleries in the north and elsewhere ranging from Scotland to Spain to New Zealand.
Walking the fells and dales and love of sailing and the sea gives constant inspiration for subject matter. Marine and industrial subjects are a particular favourite.
He has no deep “artspeak” thoughts on his work – “I just paint what I see and how I see it”.