Libby Wirt

Libby’s main work involves commissioned portraits and she finds that pastels are the perfect medium for her style of portraiture. Her works are held in collections throughout Victoria, interstate and overseas. She studied portraiture for 3 years with Barbara McManus and oils with Peter Smales at The Victorian Artists Society. Libby has attended many workshops and courses, including botanical illustration in watercolour with Su Pearson. In 2004 she won Runner-up Best in Show at the PSV Annual Exhibition.

In September 2010, she joined 4 other artists, exhibiting 12 works in an exhibition entitled “WATER… as we see it”. She was also invited to participate, along with many fellow members of the PSV, in the “Portraits of Melba” exhibition in May 2011, which celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Dame Nellie Melba. This was held at The Victorian Artists Society Galleries and was aimed at showcasing the work of pastel artists from the PSVA.

Winning Best Abstract in 2011, Runner-up Best Abstract in 2014 and Best Abstract again in 2016 seems to suggest this is her preferred subject at the moment.

Memberships include The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, The Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia, of which she has been Vice President and Newsletter editor several times. In 2006 she was made an Honorary Life Member of the PSVA. In 2016 she joined the vibrant South Eastern Contemporary Art Network (SECAN).

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