My sketchbooks are my visual diaries. They are the link that reminds me of the sense of place and where I refer to the dynamics and energy used within a brushstroke or the drawn line. They bring me back to that moment of feeling the landscape, my effort of finding the location and creative activity that has taken place. The beginning of my paintings, drawings and works on paper start in the landscape. They become imbued with the weather, the scene and of the moment. I work in an energetic, dynamic way mirroring the conditions surrounding me.
Libby Scott studied Textile Design at Dundee College of Further Education. In 2001, she graduated with BDes (Hons), specialising in Ceramics, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She has had an interesting career ranging from working in an accident & emergency department to an off-road driving instructor. She is now a dedicated full-time artist, working from her studio in Perthshire. She can be frequently found hillwalking, cross country skiing, climbing and sea kayaking within Scotland.
Acrylic and Oil on paper 40 x 80 cm