Ricki Gibson

The youngest of three, I grew up in a small town outside of Ann Arbor Michigan. I came to Indiana for college (to please my Grandmother who lived in Fishers at the time) and I never left. I am an art teacher and have been teaching since Fall ’06. I currently teach on the North Side at a College Prep High School. This year I have also been blessed with an Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant. With this grant I am taking up residency at the Stutz building in suite A-275 where I will be

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About My Work:

As with any artist, my body of work has changed over time. In graduate school, my main focus was on portraits that revolved around textures; smooth, coarse, wavy, curly. I chose my models usually for the texture of their hair. I found rough, coarse, and curly hair a wonderful challenge. I loved to sit down with an image, my pastels, charcoal and a scrap piece of paper and play with the media until I was able to replicate the hair textures in a unique way. I wanted the hair to look like the subject’s but I also wanted the media to shine through. I also loved the challenge of skin tones. In charcoal, being able to achieve the minor shadows within one facial expression, and with pastels I loved to find the underlying tones to create just the right colors of the face.

My recent work has been focused on happiness. My work has always had a playfulness with the posing of my models but I began to move towards the playfulness of color and that is where I have been at currently. I have been exploring playfulness with both the color and the subject matter of my pieces. It is my hope that creating the pieces that bring me happiness will not only fulfill me, but bring a slice of happiness, comfort, and serenity to the viewers as well.

Pricing Information:

Commission Price Module

Length in Inches x Height in Inches = Square Inches  x  $.70 = Price of Commissioned Work


18” x 24” = 432” x $.70 = $302 


Price of Commissioned Piece

________ x ___________ = ___________ x $.70  = $________________

*note: This pricing is for unmatted and unframed works. An additional fee will be added for framing if that is requested for all drawing commissions.



A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required before the Artist begins work on the commission and is due upon signing this contract. The balance of payment is due upon satisfactory completion and delivery of the artwork.


B.S. Art Education Indiana State University, 2006

M.A. Photography with Drawing Concentration, 2012



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