Libby Haines is a Melbourne based artist and designer born in 1986.
Painting is where Libby’s professional journey started in 2005 when she commenced her Bachelor in Visual and Media Arts. 15 years later in 2020, she has come full circle to return to her original love. She works primarily with oil on canvas and currently her paintings take ordinary scenes from the home and reimagine these spaces in a dream-like and other worldly way. Using vibrant colours and textures, the walls and objects in her paintings almost wobble and bulge from the canvas. Unlike a traditional still life, Libby chooses to include elements that aren’t necessarily aesthetically pleasing, small details like a power point, cheap wine brand or a common appliance, remind the viewer this space exists in reality. There is humour in her work and she hopes the viewer can feel this and a sense of joy in the celebration of the ordinary.
2005-2007 MONASH UNIVERSITY
-Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
2009 MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF FASHION
-Certificate in Pattern Making and Garment Construction
-Certificate in Fashion Design
2009-2014 Various roles for small Businesses in Fashion Production and Design working with local and offshore factories
2014-2020 Founder/Designer Lemon Jewellery
2014- 2020 Freelance services for small business in digital marketing and content creation