Libby January PS

Education/Career

Libby January was born in Cambridge, England and initially trained and worked as a teacher.
About 20 years ago she made a major change of direction and returned to college in order to develop her lifelong interest in art.     
As a result, she acquired diplomas in Fine Art and Printmaking.  
        
Libby has continued her career as an artist taking part in many art events across the UK and has had a number of successful joint and solo exhibitions.  
        
Her original works can be seen through various commercial galleries, some of which are also available in the form of Limited Edition prints.    
        
Libby mainly works in pastel and was elected to be a Pastel Society Member in recent years.
        
From fully abstract to the figurative Libby's work exposes her love of nature and her place in it.

Work is also available as silk screen limited edition prints, giclee limited edition prints and greetings cards through various publishers including the CCA Galleries and others.

Diploma of Education 1966

Diploma in Fine Art 1992

Diploma in Print Making 1994

Elected member of Pastel Society 2007

Societies:

Member - The Pastel Society,        

Member - The Associated Midland Artists

Member - The Leamington Studio Artists    

Galleries:

Courcoux & Courcoux - Stockbridge

Gallery Upstairs – Henley in Arden

Machado Gallery – Barford

Mall Galleries – London

Number 9 Gallery – Birmingham

Artifex – Sutton Coldfield

Gallery 150 – Leamington Spa

Contact Details:

www.libbyjanuary.com


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Margaret Glass PS

Biographical Details:

1950 Born on 13 April
1970 Started to regularly exhibit at Provences.
Paintings accepted into the open exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Pastel Society, Society of Women Artists and Royal Academy
1975 Elected an Associate Member of the Societe des Artists Francais
1980 Elected a Member of the Pastel Society
1984 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
1986 Elected a Member of the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1991 Invited to teach in Paris for the Societe des Pastellistes de France
1992 Awarded the title Maitre Pastellist
1993 Elected Vice President of the Societe des Pastellistes de France (UK)

Artist’s Statement

Light has always facinated Margaret. A landscape transformed by the sunsire or light reflected on water inspire her to paint. In her work she wants to point to god the creator, and for people to stop ad wonder at the beauty all around us.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

MEMBER SOCIETE des PASTELLISTES de FRANCE

Method of Working:

Margaret works in both pastels and oils. Her pastel technique is the same as the oil painting process, working from dark to light. She paints on abrasive paper that enables me to build up layers of pastel without overloading the tooth of the paper. She sees this as a painting medium rather than a drawing medium that uses line with colour. In her oils she rarely uses any medium, working thin to thick and painting wet on wet. She works from life or from photographs as our weather is so unpredictable! She tends not to sketch first but work immediately on the painting, solving problems as she goes.

Awards:

W H Patterson Prize, Pastel Society, 2002 and 2006

Other Exhibitions:

2006 Featured Artist, Festival International du Pastel, Feytiat, France
1999 Guest Exhibitor, Salon National du Pastel, Paris, France
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition of Oils’, Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1996 ‘Solo Exhibition’, City Gallery, London
1989 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Paris, France
1983- Regular solo exhibitions at Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
1982 ‘Solo Exhibition’, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publications:

Various articles over the years for ‘The Artist’, ‘Leisure Painter’ and ‘Pastel International’. I have also contributed illustrations of my work and painting technique in various ‘how to paint’ publications.

Website:

 http://www.margaretglass.com/ 

     


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