Gibson comments: "I like to think my work unfolds as a reaction to my environment past and present. Since I am from an older generation and my experiences are many and varied, I have a lot to draw from. When I start a painting I work directly on the surface with simple tools like charcoal, pencil, brushes. I tend to think of myself as an artist steeped in the vernacular rather than the formal attributes of contemporary painting. My decisions are intuitive and deliberate when it comes to what subject matter I reference."