Libby January

Concepts Libby works with a wide range of subjects. Landscapes, still life, flowers, fish, semi and completely abstract patterns all interest her. But no matter what she's painting, she tries to create relationships between the elements of the painting: the shapes, colours, lines, textures etc. Within each pictures there's an ongoing process of love & hate, stillness and noise, discord and harmony - none of which is fully resolved, allowing a "dynamic, emotional dance" to develop between the viewer and the picture. You asked for it! Influences Emotions, Landscape, Ancient cultures/Myths; own cultural identity (English, White, European); own gender (Female) Career path Libby January was born in Cambridge, England and initially trained and worked as an infant/junior teacher. About 13 years ago she made a major change of direction. She returned to college in order to develop her lifelong interest in art. Over 4 years she attended two courses and subsequently gained diplomas in Fine Art and Printmaking. After leaving college, Libby began working from her new studio experimenting with different media. Since then she has successfully taken part in a number of exhibition events and competitions, both regionally and nationally. About 7 years ago, she had a significant break-through when one of her large pastel abstracts was chosen to hang in the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. This exhibition, acknowledged as one of the major international art events, has given Libby the opportunity to be noticed by a larger audience. This included fine art publishers, gallery administrators, agencies and of course the general public. The sale of this work and the subsequent interest shown by the “art world” became Libby’s springboard to her career as a full time professional artist. She takes part in many art events across the UK, has had a number of solo exhibitions and has had her work included in a number of limited edition fine art print catalogues. For the latest information about Libby's work (2009) please go to read full statement

Location Royal Leamington Spa, West Midlands