Libby Russell was the Editor of Junior Focus Magazine at Scholastic UK continuing her editorial role with the posts of Magazine Editor and Online Content Director for, a stock photography Internet marketplace, until 2002. Whilst in employment she studied art on a part-time basis, painting given any opportunity, under the instruction of Oliver Warman, ROI, RBA. She then obtained her artist’s residency in Canada allowing her to give all her energy to painting. Together with being Mum to Katie, tutoring GCSE students, and creating and developing intellectual properties for television and publishing, Libby paints when time allows.

Training and exhibitions
2015 - Exhibited at the Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition
2010 - 2012
- Organiser of the first Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition raising funds of over £4000 for Cancer Research UK and Kirtlington Church
         - Representation of major artist, Oliver Warman, ROI, RBA
2006 - Solo exhibition at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Worcestershire; this event raised over £380 for Cancer Research UK
2003 - Exhibited at Bromsgrove Art Exhibition
        - Launch of the gallery 63 website
2002 - Residency at Art Lodge, Artscape Studios, Toronto Island, Canada
        - Exhibited at the Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001 - Foundation Studies, Oxford Brookes University
1999 - Exhibited at OCA's Sasha Young Prize Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
1998 - Open College of Arts (affiliated to the Open University) Painting course
        - Formal oil painting training with tutor Oliver Warman ROI, RBA
1997 - Art course, Oxford College of Further Education
1996 - Life drawing, Bloomin' Arts, Oxford
1990 - 2.1 BA (Hons) Philosophy & Literature (with Philosophy of Art), University of Hertfordshire

For interest, here are two characters I have created: Top Bobby and Nurse Diddy. These are animated characters with the former aimed at 4-6 year olds, and the latter at 2-4 year olds.
I am currently working with
Different Films Ltd on their further development. Broadcasters and interested investors are welcome to contact me at:

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My brilliant tutor, Oliver Warman, sadly passed away October 2nd, 2017. His family have decided to temporarily stop selling his paintings.
He will greatly missed by both friends, family and the world of art.

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Here are a selection of photographs from the two exhibitions I curated for Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition.

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