Libby January sadly has passed away on the 11th March 2019. Libby was mainly an abstract artist, but she also made pictures featuring;
fish, flowers, landscapes, still life etc…
She used pastels, acrylics, collage materials etc, on paper and canvas.
Libby was a member of The Pastel Society.
Libby worked in a wide range of subjects; Landscapes, still life, flowers, fish, semi and completely abstract.
But no matter what she was painting, she tried to create relationships between the elements: the shapes, colours, lines, textures etc.
Libby January was born in Cambridge, England and initially trained and worked as an infant/junior teacher. Libby was married + 2 grown-up children. She lived in the Midlands. About 30 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. At the beginning, 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, gave 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 subsequent interest shown by the “art world” became Libby’s springboard to her career as a full time professional artist. She took part in many art events across the UK, has had a number of solo exhibitions and has had her work included in limited edition fine art print catalogues.
Work has been exhibited nationally through Open exhibitions, including The Mall Galleries and via other commercial galleries.
Diploma of Education 1966
Diploma in Fine Art 1992
Diploma in Print Making 1994
Election to The Pastel Society