Libby works from her studio in Traralgon where she also teaches drawing and painting to students of all ages. She was born and raised on a farm and continues to be involved in farming.
Libby has a Diploma of Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has taught Secondary School Art, Graphic Communication and Ceramics and Woodwork.
Some of Libby’s achievements include painting murals, stage sets, producing Gippsland Greeting Cards, participating in solo and group exhibitions throughout Gippsland and Melbourne, also Beechworth, especially over recent years.
Libby’s paintings are a mixture of traditional super realist technique and a fluency with contemporary styles and mediums. Libby likes exploring and experimenting with style and content, working with mixed mediums, overlaying surfaces to create energy and intrigue. Libby doesn’t like to limit herself to a particular medium so there is a wide variety of applications, choosing the one that best fits the task, trying to mesh the contemporary and realist techniques. Looking for greater expression and painting with passion!
Libby has a love of the outdoors, especially Gippsland. This explains her interest in old rural icons, taking a glimpse through a window to the past and participating in the reflection. Renditions of windows, rusty iron, droughts, bushfires and surface textures all part of the artists lifestyle. Libby also likes the challenge of portraiture, and plein air painting.
Libby's work is always evolving recent works are a blend of extremes between super realism and contemporary abstraction and an intermingling of the two.
1998 : The Ponds Gallery, Providence Ponds
2002 : Traralgon City Offices
2002 : Old Tyers Store
2005 : Neilsons Restaurant, Traralgon
2006 : Relish at the Gallery, Sale
2007 : Gippsland Art Gallery Sale
2007 : Beechworth Fine Art Gallery, Beechworth.
2008 : Neilson’s Restaurant, Traralgon
1977 2 person exhibition at Warragul Arts Centre
1978 Graduate exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Regular entry at the Tyers Art show.
2003 Selected in New Energies Exhibition, on tour of all Gippsland Art Galleries, (Bushfire Paintings)
2003 Camberwell Art Show,
2003 Alexandra Art Show
As part of Briagolong Contemporary art group,
2003 Gippsland Art Gallery. Sale
2004 GlenEira Art Gallery
2004 Cowwarr Art Space
2005 The BIG Gallery, Briagolong
2005 Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2006 Gardner Galleries, Richmond
2005 Nowa Nowa Nudes
2006 Finalist in ARC Yinnar drawing prize.
2007 Beechworth Fine Art Gallery, Beechworth.
2007 Nowa Nowa Nudes
2008 Traralgon, Gippsland Motor Body Works Showroom.
2009 Finalist “She” Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong
2009 Warragul Arts Gippsland Expo.
2009 Warragul at Mitsubishi- Nissan Showroom
2009 Pink Lady Exhibition, Brighton