Fran Lightman Gibson


Fran Lightman Gibson during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

“If you need a place to go, take any road.”
I think we all see the world a little differently and feel our own experience uniquely. I paint landscapes using what all of my senses have given to me as the experience. When I paint the sky, I am feeling the wind, putting it to music in my head, remembering the smell of the chance of rain, tasting the air and seeing the clouds dance. Painting some skies reveal the swirl of life’s emotions that can be found in the movement of the clouds, ranging from fear to hope, foreboding to resolve, trepidation to acceptance…a sky that is still and silent, but portending a change that will send it racing with a ferocity toward you as it begs you watch, stop, and not be afraid.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism of life. Take any road encourages the viewer to have the confidence to experience life no matter how difficult or confusing, beautiful or powerful.



Across the Great Divide, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"  Available 


Life in the Desert, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available 


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


Sun on the Pass,
oil on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available 


Ground Up, New Mexico II, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"  Available 


Road to Taos, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"  Available