Inspired by colour
6 March - Market Square
It’s probably not surprising that colour inspires the artist commissioned to create the beautiful bunny that features on the Arts Centre Easter Market promotional material.
As part of its commitment to fostering the arts, the Arts Centre commissioned Canterbury artist Libby Chambers to paint the bright multicoloured bunny that is central to the design.
“I’m inspired by colour – it enlivens and invigorates me,” Libby says.
“My art pays homage to women, nature and my rural upbringing. I usually work with mixed media and love to apply layer upon layer to create texture and depth.”
Raised on a lifestyle block in Rakaia, followed by a farm in Rokeby, Libby has always enjoyed drawing, painting and decorating, and has gradually built up a small business. She will have stall at the Easter Market, being held at Market Square on 24 March from 10am to 4pm.
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“I’ve been part of several exhibitions and am currently painting 20 pieces for an exhibition in Methven, In addition, I have stockists around the Canterbury area, feature my work at markets and sell online through my website www.libbychambersart.com
“I’m very much an emerging artist and am always looking to try something new, experimenting with style, technique and subject matter. I’m excited about all I have to learn – I’m not sure where I’m headed but i know it will always be based around vibrant colour.”
Libby works from a converted bedroom– a tiny chaotic, colourful and happy space. She’s really looking forward to the Easter Market and being part of the Arts Centre as it comes back to life following the earthquakes.
“There’s so much to love – there’s the familiarity of our beloved Arts Centre but with fresh new brands and events popping up. I especially like the high standard of New Zealand-made products at the market. Customers are guaranteed to find beautiful, cutting-edge, designer products.”