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Artist Libby Smart


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Biography


Artist Statement-Libby Smart
 
I would describe myself as a colorist who sees beyond what most people see in nature. A painting is about brushwork and color, not just painting what you see but making it exciting so the viewer is constantly intrigued. Drawing the viewer into a painting is what I think about, sometimes it's the subject matter I start with but then the end result is how I place the colors and brushstrokes that make the painting come to life. 
Although my style has changed and evolved over the years, my approach has always been the same. I don't use a formula and never over think what I am working on, instead I try and dive right in, letting it evolve. My approach is to find subject matter that speaks to me and then paint it with my own approach in mind, adding what I think will make it come to life. People often make the comment "your paintings make me happy." If I have done just that, then I feel like the painting was a success. 
 
 
 
 
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