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
Market, Acrylic on canvas, 120 H x 80 W cm, SOLD
Up river, Oil on canvas, 76 H x 30 W cm, SOLD
Jess, puffer jackets and a cup of tea, 90 H x 90 W cm, PRIVATE COLECTION
Whats App Eve?
My daughter Bev, 100 H x 80 W cm, PRIVATE COLLECTION
John, Oil on canvas, 76 H x 60 W cm, PRIVATE COLLECTION
White Light, Oil on Canvas, 90 H x 90 W cm, SOLD
Portrait of a lady
Kath's garden, Mixed media on canvas, 90 H x 90 W cm, SOLD
Caroline with flowers in her hair, Oil on canvas, PRIVATE COLLECTION