65 Stirrup Lane
Riverside, CT 06878

ph: (203) 637.1562
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libcoll@optonline.net

With a lifelong involvement in ecology and the outdoors, Libby's emphasis in photography has been on nature. Her work reflects her fascination with the beauty, diversity and ingenuity of nature.

Her signature images are flora, fauna and landscapes, where the rhythm of natural process and a poignant sense of fleeting time pervade her photos. Her strong sense of color, design and precision is repeated in the graphic images she abstracts from man-made objects - both architectural and industrial. In the studio, she creates fine art photos, placing natural materials against backgrounds found in art stores.

Typically, Libby is attracted to a subject by its design qualities or a bold color statement. The excitement of photography, she says, is to work intensely with her subject until she finds its essence, waiting for the moment when it comes together and feels right "in the gut". Her work is often characterized as painterly, elegant and graphic.

Libby's images are published in North American Gardener and the Nature Conservancy Magazine; in a solo calendar for the Bank of New York; in the Amphoto book American Visions; and in postcards for a retrospective on Rockwell Kent at the Adirondak Museum. Listed on the speakers' bureau of the Garden Club of America, Libby travels with her lecture A Passion for Nature, which stresses the painterly design of a photographic image. She wins many awards in juried group shows and has had several solo exhibits. Recently she held an all-Tuscany show with five artist friends.

A resident of Riverside, Connecticut, she is basing a book on her lecture, and seeking outlets for an ongoing photo project - a series on seeds and seed delivery systems which shows the amazing ingenuity of nature as it seeks to perpetuate itself from year to year.

Libby has studied at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, and the International Center for Photography. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the National League of American PenWomen, and the North American Nature Photographer's Association.

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