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2004   The Bear
2004 The Bear


A short BIO - Stephen Gibbons-Barrett
A short BIO - Stephen Gibbons-Barrett


A short BIO - Stephen Gibbons-Barrett
Description: Stephen Gibbons-Barrett was born in Vancouver in 1940. His studies in Calgary, Nelson, and during a brief stint at the Vancouver School of Art, prepared him for the challenge he faced in the fall of 1960 when he journeyed to Mexico in search of James Pinto, a painting instructor that might understand the experimental directions he had begun to explore.
A ten-painting submission, which he painted during his first sojourn in San Miguel de Allende, won Stephen a full scholarship to the Instituto Allende. This pivotal period spent studying with James Pinto in the melting-pot of the art colony at San Miguel, led Stephen to explore mixed-mediums as well as traditional ones. While at the Instituto Allende, he also received instruction in sculpting, mural painting, and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universidad de Guanajuato. In 1978, he was hired by the Vancouver Museum as a display technician. In 1979, he became the first full-time display designer at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
His work at the Maritime Museum included designing and managing the construction of the Heritage Harbour and the Hadden Park Extension. In 1989, Stephen moved to a position as display designer at the Burnaby Village Museum. Among the most significant contributions he has made as a designer are the design for the Monument of the Old Cambie Street Bridge Drive Wheel, which was constructed by the engineering department of the city of Vancouver,. He completed the design for the pavilion that houses the carousel that was saved from the PNE, restored, and installed at the Burnaby Village Museum. His paintings and murals are owned internationally and can be viewed on his web site,
Over the years, Stephen has refined his approach to painting, frequently working from dream to sketch before he begins his paintings. As a retired designer he has fond more time to work in his chosen medium, Gibbons-Barrett currently resides on the Hatzic Bench in Mission, B C, where he continues to be active as both a designer and painter.

Contact Steve at 1-604-826-2886
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