Libby George lives in northern California three miles from the ocean and one mile from her mother's house. She visits both often.
Since 1974, George's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, including, the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California; the California Museum of Art, Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California; the University of California, San Francisco; and the College of Art in Kumasi, Ghana Africa.
In addition, her pastels and prints are in public and private collections, including those of the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington D.C.; the College of the Redwoods, and the Clarke Memorial Museum in Eureka, California; the Save-the-Redwoods-League in San Francisco California; and the Bureau of Land Management in Sacramento, California.
With each breath I become someone new and someone older. In my paintings I imagine communion with this constant change. I envision a seamless passage with no hard edges of resistance.
I work with soft pastels and jars of dry pigment. My paper has a rough surface similar to sandpaper and can hold many layers of color. I am able to blend for hours before the paper's surface starts to break down. This process allows me smooth transitions and infinite color possibilities.
Much of my joy as an artist comes from sharing my work with others. If viewers are drawn to my work I believe it is because there is an inner acknowledgment that we saw or experienced something in a similar way.