Biography Lisa Gibbons is a Canadian artist, working in mixed media, employing acrylic paint, watercolour, drawings, collage, found objects, bee’s wax, gold leaf, and other elements to create multi-layered textures in rich colours. Her work borrows images from the lush, wild landscape and juxtaposes symbols that reflect two worlds: a world we see and a world we can’t see. She studied art at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada, and with artist mentors. Her work is widely held in private collections throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. She teaches art seminars, including “Your Inner Archetype Made Visible,” and “Reclaiming Our Soul’s Intuition: Art and Storytelling”, as well as weekly art programs for children and adults. Gibbons says of her creations: “My work explores a deep connectedness to the living earth, personal memory, and the collective unconscious. The animals in the paintings play the role of messengers from the world beyond, bringing important messages to humanity. The collective unconscious -- realm of ancient memory, archetypes, stories, and feelings -- is an intuitive, memory of the emotional and physical body. Found objects and images reflect bits of meaning discovered in this realm.” Her animal series includes Wolves, Salmon, Owls, Ravens, and Stags, suggesting a primal relationship between the human and the unseen wild. Her work honours ancient cultures, the images, symbols, and universal archetypes found there. She lives on Cortes Island in British Columbia, with her husband and three grown sons.