Libby Smith has been a classically trained artist for over 29 years specializing in portraiture and figurative. She loves to paint in oil and watercolor, but also uses many mediums to express her intentions.
One thing that makes Libby Smith a bit different is that she is visually impaired. She lost most her sight about 15 years ago, yet her work has increased in skill and beauty since. She recently has been losing sight quickly so she has worked constantly trying to paint as much as possible while she still can. She knows time is short and she needs to start transitioning quickly into sculpture and pottery while she still can set things up for her convenience.
Her loves are her daughter, her animals, and color. Always specializing in portraits and figurative, she has branched out to include more subjects to celebrate the vibrancy of our planet and its inhabitants. Her latest oils are celebrating the magic in every human being, her Magical Beings series. Knowing that her time is limited, Libby has been painting fervently the subject matter nearest to her heart, the beauty of humanity. She is showing the magic that resides in every one of us. Painting is getting to be very difficult, so every creation now is treated as if it is her last. She is pouring everything into these pieces.
She has two different series coming up also. One is breaking away from her beloved oil paints and using a more tactile medium in preparation for total loss of sight. The other is oil paintings called Welcome to My World painting only what she actually sees. She is planning to document both upcoming series on her Patreon account, https://www.patreon.com/LibbySmithStudio
She takes commissioned work as well as sells non-commissioned pieces and prints. You can see her work at LibbySmithStudio.com. And feel free to Like her page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LSmithStudios!