Stephen Bibb – stunning underwater vistas and exuberant dolphins at play…

by Jeanne Bowyer

We simply cannot tell you enough about Stephen Bibb’s fantastic work at SouthAfricanArtists.com – his paintings are so excellent that to try to pigeon-hole them would be foolish. Instead, let us just start off by saying that Bibb’s works are probably quite unlike any you have seen before: fascinated by the ocean and unafraid of wielding an acrylic airbrush, Bibb consistently turns out some of the most brilliant work we have ever seen.

When looking through his repertoire on SouthAfricanArtists.com, one cannot help noticing the sheer amount of aquatic mammals in his paintings – especially dolphins. Mentioned by the artist as his inspiration in life, these creatures grace so many of Bibb’s canvases. They are captured in rest, in love and in flight over the waves: their exuberance is never in short supply.

Joy is just one such painting, presented to us on a gloriously big canvas. Here, four dolphins frolic in the open ocean, rubbing each other in expressions of happiness and freedom – a beautiful captured moment as the bright young animals exude themselves in liberty. How can we not be completely charmed by this? Bibb certainly is – this is only one of many such fantastic paintings. Unlike many others, however, this one is still for sale…

In paintings like J Bay Moonshine, Bibb reveals to us just what a mysterious sight the African coastline can be – especially in the moonlight. The big rolling waves come toward us, breaking with an almost audible presence. The moonlight shines silently down upon the scene, the night enveloping everything in its silvery glow.

Conversely, bright sunshine is evident in the breathtaking Flaming Barrel, painted as a commission for a French client. The golden wave is just absolutely stunning to look at – once again, proving Bibb is the master of his art.

As we said, we simply can’t say enough about this amazing artist – the best thing we can recommend is that you take a little time out of your understandably busy day, meander over to SouthAfricanArtists.com and take a look through his stunning collection…

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