Gibson Lighting (also known as Gibson & Gibson Antique Lighting) owner and founder Jim Gibson began his early career in the decorative and historic arts by working at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and also the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.
From there, Jim started his own company known as Victorian Wood Refinishing, which focused on the interior and exterior restoration of San Francisco area Victorian homes.
During this same time period, Jim formed a collaborative of talented and influential Bay Area artisans, specializing in many different aspects of restoration, including architectural building design, decorative painting and murals, handcrafted tiles and wallpapers. This guild of craftspeople, known as Artistic License, continues to exist and flourish in the Bay area and recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary.
Over the years, Jim has been recognized for his work in historic preservation and renovation with many awards from the Save Our Heritage Organization.