Libby is a Lowveld-born girl who studied a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at the University of Pretoria and graduated with distinction in 2012. She has lived in Cape Town and London but returned to Mpumalanga in 2015 to start her business, Libby Bell Art, specialising in beautiful original paintings, archival-quality prints, boutique art stationery and bespoke fabrics.
She has an absolute passion for the aesthetic of flowers and both contemporary and vintage botanical art and immerses herself in the intricate detail and brilliant colour of indigenous South African flora (specifically those of the Lowveld region and of the Western Cape where she lived for two years) but also finds joy in creating nursery art and painting delicate little birds.
She has an impressive list of stockists across South Africa but ships her products all over the world. Stockists include: Fable Lifestyle and Baby (online), House of Sofia (online), Loveables (online and in Cape town), BabyBelle (online and in Cape Town), The Little Lot (JHB), Madam Botany (Knysna), Cane Rats Crafts (St Lucia, KZN) and Zannas, Editions Gallery at KMIA, This and That Framing, Decolab Interiors, Africa Joy, KnapShop, Elmswood Products and PNA all in Nelspruit and White River.