Sybil Gibson (1908-1995) was born in Dora, Alabama. A former schoolteacher, she began to paint in retirement. Her usual subjects were people, faces, and flowers, painted on flattened paper bags, corrugated cardboard, or newspaper, using tempera, pastels, and acrylics. The resulting images are ethereal and quietly beautiful. Although Sybil became quite well known during her life, she refused to paint on better paper. Sybil Gibson's paintings have been featured in numerous museum exhibitions and permanent collections.