“Brian Hibbard’s landscapes have an interesting palette of muted colors and copper. His trees and clouds are rimmed with a slight shadowing that is at once representational and yet theatrical. I fell in love with all of his work.”
-Orson Scott Card
Brian Hibbard is a professional painter and sculptor who his actively a part of the southern regional art scene and across the nation for the past 20 years. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Winthrop University and his artwork can often be seen in the nations’ most prestigious homes, galleries and public spaces.
Hibbard moved back to the Carolinas from Santa Fe, New Mexico and began working as an apprentice to a nationally recognized sculptor. He designed 40 panels for Greensboro’s Millennium Gate and aided with the fabrication and installation. Soon after Brian Hibbard completed murals for the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Natty Greene’s Restaurant, and YMCA Retreat Center in Black Mountain, NC. This paved the way for other opportunities such as the installation of three gates and two bronze plaques for Greensboro’s new baseball stadium.
Hibbard completed several public art projects for the city of Greensboro such as a mural that overlooks the new Center City Park, a mural project for the Greensboro Historical Museum and a sculpture sign for the Greensboro Natural Science Center. Other cities have come “knocking on his door”. Hibbard completed a mural project for Panera Bread Company in Boston, MA. and a mural for the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta Georgia.
While having success in the public art arena Brian Hibbard is more known for his paintings. He experiments with nontraditional media like tar and resin and emphasizes sculptural elements and abstraction. Birds, Horses and organic figurative works make up his oeuvre of classical, yet modern pieces as well as ethereal tributes to the great outdoors.
Hibbard’s work can be seen at one of his numerous solo exhibitions or at his studio on his farm in Due West, SC. William Brian Hibbard currently shows his work in 9 galleries across the country. He enjoys representation in South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas, Rhode Island and California. He has a growing number of private and corporate collectors.
Brian has received notable attention in several articles written about his work and was featured in Southern Living. Author Orson Scott Card wrote, “Brian Hibbard’s landscapes have an interesting palette of muted colors and copper. His trees and clouds are rimmed with a slight shadowing that is at once representational and yet theatrical. I fell in love with all of his work.” In an article titled, Renaissance Man Carol McCreedy wrote,” like most of his work, Brian Hibbard’s paintings stay with you. The images he creates will forever be ingrained in my mind.”