Judy Bibby

Judy Bibby was born in Bootle, Liverpool in 1947. Suffering difficulties at school Judy found her talent within drawing and painting. Leaving school at fifteen with no qualifications, she was accepted into Southport School of Art. Upon completing two courses at Southport, she went onto study for a fine art (painting) at Liverpool College of Art.

Continuing her success as an art student, in 1968 she made a move to London to the Royal College of Art where she completed her Master's degree. Judy was awarded a distinction and rare tothis time, a teaching post at Lancaster Polytechnic was offered.

Throughout her life, Judy has drawn on personal experiences to create works of art using various media including oil on canvas, drawings, sculptures and ceramics. The theme was usually figarative. An important time recently was her Artist in Residence in Cill Rilaig in Southern Ireland, where through isolation Judy took inspiration from the surrounding landscapes to create.

Judy was pivotal in setting up the Moira Kelly Gallery in Islington, in which many established artists have exhibited. Having taught at various art schools, including Central St Martin's in London and Innemore School of Art on the Isle of Mull, she went on to Co-Found with Mike Major, the New Richmond School of Art in Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey.

Judy is at presnt collaborating on a series of carved sculptures, whereby through age old tradition, the carver AJ Lammin, hands over the sculpture to the painter to develop the theme or story to completion.