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Libby studied oil painting under the British artist Oliver Warman ROI, RBA. Oliver's impressionist style and use of colour, together with Turner's seascapes in particular, are significant influences on her work. Her training led her to gain a place as an Artist in Residence at Artscape, Gibraltar point on Toronto Island in Canada. There she explored wild land and lake -scapes whilst studying the Group of Seven. She has exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London and earned a place at the Discerning Eye Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in London. Libby has exhibited and organised many charity Art Exhibitions in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Her latest 'Surf Series' involves wild brush strokes emulating what it feels like to be tossed and turned by the power of the waves around the Cornish coast. Libby likes to 'feel' the sea and surf around her, and channel that energy into the painting itself. She hopes this relays to those who can't go in, daren't go in, or do go in and are missing it (like she does when in Oxford!). Her work is mainly water-based oils on canvas or board, sometimes using gesso to add texture and depth. She currently lives in Oxford, but goes to Cornwall frequently, painting in a small studio near St Issey, Wadebridge. She uses sketches, photographs and films of the coast to inform her painting.

Training and exhibitions
2015 - Exhibited at the Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition
2012 - Curator of second Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition
- Representation of major artist, Oliver Warman, ROI, RBA
2010 - Organiser of the first Kirtlington Village Art Exhibition raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Kirtlington Church       
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 her 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 in Art, 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)
        - 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 for children's TV: 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: lrussell6371@gmail.com


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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.

OW Haybales


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


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