Illuminating Darkness


12 x 12 x 1 1/2″

Mixed Media on Cradled Wood

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Born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland, the island has always been a great  source of inspiration, whether it be the colours, the landscapes or the contrast of the  horizon where the sky meets the sea. 

I have always enjoyed drawing, even as a young child but never really thought of  being a working artist. After completing a non-art related course of study at  Memorial University, I decided that art making needed to take a more important part  of my life. I attended art classes through university extension courses, completed a  commercial art certificate, worked as a graphic artist at an advertising agency in St.  John’s and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. Before  completing the program at NSCAD, I returned home to be married and then focused  on raising a family. After a necessary move to Ottawa a number of years later, I  completed art school at The Ottawa School of Art., majoring in Painting Studio.  Since graduation I have entered numerous shows in and around Ontario and most  recently St. John’s. 

I currently work from my studio in Conception Bay South, within a short walk to the  Atlantic Ocean.

Artist Statement 

Libby’s most recent artwork explores methods of laying down paint, mark making  and most importantly, colour theory. Since learning how colours interact with each  other and their relationships, Libby has found herself focusing on all aspects of  colour in her work. Colour is capable of so much more than one realizes. Libby  started making abstract work in 2017 after having a representational focus for many  years. Today, she paints intuitively, putting down marks, adding and subtracting  with large or small areas of colour without any planning as to how the canvas will  look when it is finished, observing the story as it appears. Knowing when the painting is finished is a critical skill for all artists. It is only once a canvas is finished  that the whole story appears and can demand its own presence.

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