Fran Lightman Gibson


Fran Lightman Gibson during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

Confirming the Path:  
My paintings are about the visual and psychological energy of the city expressed through the angularity of its architecture and infrastructure, painted with live, rapid, interesting brushstrokes. This high energy is sometimes offset around the edges of the urban landscape by a very different treatment of trees, bushes, and grassy areas as an impression of dabs, dashes, lines, and scumbled paint.

Although these paintings straddle and integrate impressionist and expressionist ethos, they represent two different stylistic trends. One is more expressionist, bold, and brushy. The other is more linear, graphic, and refined. These paintings beckon the viewer through dramatic perspective and suggest a curiosity and a journey. Landscape or Cityscape, the metaphor of “Take Any Road,” is usually close at hand in the work.

Finally, there is a tease in these works to see the next level of detail, but the attempt is to have the viewer create that detail while viewing the paintings.


Fran Lightman Gibson Resume 

Fran Lightman Gibson's previous solo exhibition was held April 10 - May 5, 2024. A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us.  
Tour & Talk with Fran Lightman Gibson

The Audacity of Sunlight, oil on canvas painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
The Audacity of Sunlight, oil on canvas, 36" x 24"

Keep Walking, oil on canvas painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Keep Walking, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"  Available 

Shadow on Second St., oil on canvas painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Shadow on Second St., oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 

Reflections on Third St., oil on canvas painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Reflections on Third St., oil on canvas, 24" x 20"  Available 

A New Day, charcoal & pastel pencil on paper painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
A New Day, charcoal & pastel pencil on paper, 30" x 22"  Available 

Figure It Out, charcoal, acrylic & pastel pencil on paper painting by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Figure It Out, charcoal, acrylic & pastel pencil on paper, 9" x 12"  SOLD  


Juxtaposition, acrylic, 17.25" x 24"  


Ramparts, charcoal, pastel pencil & hard pastel on paper, 12" x 9"  Available 

Inflow, charcoal & gouache on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Inflow, charcoal & gouache on paper, 9" x 12.5"  

Fractures, charcoal & hard pastel on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Fractures, charcoal & hard pastel on paper, 13.25" x 10"  SOLD 

Emerging, charcoal, acrylic & pastel pencil on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Emerging, charcoal, acrylic & pastel pencil on paper, 17" x 22"  

Squaring Off, charcoal & pastel pencil on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
Squaring Off, charcoal & pastel on paper, 12" x 16"  

One Way, charcoal and pastel on paper drawing by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson.
One Way, charcoal & pastel on paper, 20" x 24"  Available 


Approaching the Night, oil on canvas 40" x 30" 


Reemergence, oil on canvas, 20" x 30" 


Moving into the World of Light, oil on canvas, 36" x 24" 


Accelerating at the Speed of Life, oil on canvas, 20" x 24"  


The Tree and the Pole Dance, oil on canvas, 18" x 14"  


Portrait of a Street, oil on canvas, 18" x 14"  


Weighing Options, oil on canvas, 20" x 24" 


Stillness of a Cold Day, oil on canvas, 24" x 18" 


Wandering with My Memories, oil on canvas, 18" x 14"  


Anticipating the Spring, oil on canvas, 24" x 36" 


Passing Under the Canopy, oil on canvas, 14" x 18" 


Racing the Night, oil on canvas, 20" x 16" 


Holding My Ground, charcoal & watercolor on claycoat paper, 20" x 27"  


Bridge to Anywhere, pastel pencil, charcoal on paper, 14" x 18"  SOLD 


Trees and Poles Holding Up the Sky, pastel pencil, charcoal on paper, 11" x 14"  


Angles and Energy, oil on canvas, 44" x 40" 


Empty Streets, oil on canvas, 44" x 40" 


Late Autumn Evening in Old City, oil on canvas, 30" x 36" 


Iron and Concrete, oil on canvas, 20" x 24"  SOLD  


Bridge over Old City, charcoal and pastel on paper, 20" x 24"  SOLD 


All Road Connect, oil on canvas, 20" x 24"  SOLD  


Quarantine: View from My Window, oil on canvas, 20" x 24"   


After the Eruption, oil on canvas, 24" x 30" 


Can't Find My Way Home, oil on canvas, 16" x 20" 


Dream, Baby, Dream, oil on canvas, 12" x 12" 


Sun on Route 40, oil on canvas, 12" x 12" 


Redondo Beach, oil on canvas, 16" x 20" 


Mountain and Sky Steps, oil on canvas, 24" x 36"  

New Mexico Mountains, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"  SOLD