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.
The Laois-based artist uses pencils as his medium of choice, carefully layering and blending multiple shades to create the hyperrealism 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.
Since his creative talent was discovered by agent, Jules Fallon, Mike has been funneling his talent, working as a commercial artist.