Artist Libby Davidson has been illustrating Vermont's landscapes and wildlife for over 30 years, working primarily in pen & ink and watercolor, with murals in acrylic as well. She participates in local plein air festivals, painting landscapes with watercolors outdoors, in all types of weather. She recently challenged herself to paint 50 plein air watercolors in her 50th year, resulting in The 50 Project Exhibit, which has toured local galleries through 2014. Click on Libby's website link in the left column to read blog entries and see paintings for this creative adventure. You can find Libby's original art and products at Apple Mountain Gifts on Church St in Burlington VT, Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville VT, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes VT, Emile Gruppe Gallery in Jericho VT, Old Mill Craft Shop in Jericho VT and WREN Gallery in Bethlehem NH. Libby teaches workshops in plein air watercolor and sketching for all ages and abilities. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest in taking a workshop.
Libby recently completed an interactive mural at the Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester, VT, in the stairwell leading down to the Children and Young Adult Sections. She created several 3' wetland dioramas along with habitat displays for the Birds of VT Museum in Huntington, VT, as well as Vermont countryside murals, including a 3-dimensional maple tree, for Maple Leaf Orthodontics in Colchester, VT. Visit all three of these sites to see Libby's murals.
Libby's pen & ink illustrations are featured in the comprehensive book Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont, published by the VT Nature Conservancy and VT Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Other books that she has illustrated include Lake Champlain: A Natural History published by the Lake Champlain Committee, Wild Adventures: A Guidebook of Activities for Building Connections with Others and the Earth published by Simon & Schuster, Junior Ranger Booklet published by VT Dept of Forests, Park and Recreation, and Life in the Cold, a winter ecology textbook through University Press of New England.