From the time he was a child, Mike Gibson showed an interest in art yet it wasn’t until he was eighteen, sharing his artistry on social media, his talent was lauded by art fans. Overnight, he attracted thousands of followers from across the world. His achievements were recognised by SheMazing, receiving the accolade ‘Creative of the Year’ in 2017.
The Laois-based artist uses pencils as his medium of choice, carefully layering and blending multiple shades to create the hyper-realism style reflected in his contemporary portraits.
Indeed, his skills have been recognised and acknowledged by international superstars including Rihanna, Pink, Jessie J, and Meghan Trainor, to name just a few.
More recently, he was invited to present Ed Sheeran with a portrait he had created for him. Closer to home, Irish television presenter, Amanda Byram was gifted a special commission of Mike’s artwork as a wedding gift.
He has worked on commercial art commissions for Primark and Waxperts to date, working on asset collateral and designs.
With over 50,000 Instagram followers, he regularly collaborates with lifestyle, art and fashion brands including Jack & Jones and Best Selected, to name a few.
Mike is available for brand collaborations, commercial artwork commissions, fashion and beauty collaborations.