Nancy Powers Libby is featured artist for July at Crowell Gallery

NEWFANE — During July, the Crowell Gallery at Moore Free Library, 23 West St., presents “Many Layers of Expression,” recent work by artist Nancy Powers Libby. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Libby is an abstract expressionist artist who uses multiple layers of paint (acrylic, oil, watercolor), cold wax, collage, and various pencils to translate how she sees and feels the world around her. The combination of colorful and energetic marks brings her intuitive work to life.

The paintings she is presenting at the Crowell Gallery range in size from 6 inches by 6 inches to 43 inches by 25 inches on either cradled panels or paper.

Libby has been painting on and off for more than 30 years. While continuing to work part time for a software development company, making art in her home studio has been her primary focus over the last several years. Nancy is an enormous fan of outdoor adventure and spends much of her spare time hiking in the woods near her home in Brookline.

“The woods are where I gain my focus, figure things out, make plans, and recharge,” she said.

Libby has been studying online with Louise Fletcher (in Yorkshire, England) since 2018 and credits her for helping her find her artistic voice and confidence in getting her art out in the world for everyone to see.

Crowell Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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