Lib Steward is an artist with many years of experience as an artist and teacher.  She was born, educated, lived and worked as an artist in South Africa before joining family to live in New Zealand.  She and her husband, now New Zealand citizens, live on the north shore of Auckland where Lib has a studio and teaches at Lake house Art Centre.


The vibrancy of Africa with its many cultures, colour, heat and passion have been the main influence in Lib's work.  Her subject matter is drawn from her immediate environment, the people, places and things around her which she transforms into a patchwork of colour and light.


Lib has exhibited extensively in South Africa and other countries where she has work in both public and private collections.  Lib uses a variety of media, her preference being oils or acrylic, mixed media or fabric and fibres.  She has won many awards for painting, drawing and Fibre Art.  She and a fellow painter Janet Williamson exhibit together regularly in Auckland.

Gigi, Acrylic on canvas, 90 H x 60 W cm, $1,100.00

Out of the Blue, Acrylic on canvas, 100.5 H x 50 W cm, $850.00

At my Window, Oil on canvas  90 H x 90 W cm, $1,100.00

A dance with Matisse, Acrylic/mixed media on canvas, 80.5 H x 80.5 W cm, $1,100.00

A Splash of Cannacolour, Acrylic on canvas, 120 H x 80 W cm, $1600.00


including example portraiture and commission work

abstract river oil painting

Market, Acrylic on canvas, 120 H x 80 W cm, SOLD

Up river, Oil on canvas, 76 H x 30 W cm, SOLD

girl portrait oil

Jess, puffer jackets and a cup of tea, 90 H x 90 W cm, PRIVATE COLECTION

girl texting portrait oil

Whats App Eve?

lady portrait

My daughter Bev,  100 H x 80 W cm, PRIVATE COLLECTION

oil portrait john

John, Oil on canvas, 76 H x 60 W cm, PRIVATE COLLECTION

white roses light garden oil painting

White Light, Oil on Canvas, 90 H x 90 W cm, SOLD

girl portrait oil gold

Golden Girl

lady oil portrait

Portrait of a lady

red pink roses garden oil painting

Kath's garden, Mixed media on canvas, 90 H x 90 W cm, SOLD

lady flowers in hair oil painting

Caroline with flowers in her hair, Oil on canvas, PRIVATE COLLECTION