We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Libby
Libby, who grew up in the big city of Montreal, prefered the tranquility of the country life. Many of her works reflect her love of nature, the changing seasons, the people who inhabit the land and the animals that dwell peacefully alongside. Libby started her career in art as a potter. She began to take an interest in visual art and decided to return to school to study fine arts. Her favourite medium was pastel, which had a wide range of brilliant colours that can be mixed and blended right on the paper. She also employed watercolour, pen & ink and acrylic. Her least favourite medium is oil, because she had no patience to sit and watch the paint dry.
Libby enjoyed painting outdoors and tried to capture the dignity and resilience of country folk. Farm animals and pets often found their way into her paintings. As a retired employee from Upper Canada Village, she often returned and found inspiration. Her paintings are calming and pastoral with a sense of whimsy. Libby claimed that her favourite painting is the one of the south end of sheep heading north because it makes people laugh.
Rest in peace dear Libby.