Hi, I’m Libby —
I love helping beginners discover that learning to paint doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated. Once you know how easy it is to get started, you can enjoy creating paintings of your own.
When I was learning to paint, I spent a lot of time and money on painting books, DVD lessons, online tutorials, in-person classes, workshops, and private lessons. After all that, I learned that there is no “one way” or “right way” to paint. Every artist develops a method that works for them. Eventually, if you keep painting long enough, and you learn from your mistakes, you will see improvement.
I hadn’t been painting very long (about 3 years) when a lucky opportunity opened up for me. In 2018, I was hired by Michaels to teach acrylic painting classes for beginners. Through a Grumbacher-certified program, I learned how to create a painting from start to finish in about 3 hours, using just 5 colors.
As an art instructor, I learned to paint fast, make things easy and affordable, and stick to a plan to keep things on track.
I believe everyone can learn to paint and needs just enough basic knowledge to get started. The key is knowing what supplies are worth buying, how to mix 5 colors into any color needed, and how to follow a paint plan. With practice, paintings improve. Confidence grows.
I love seeing my students grow into confident painters. Painting can be much more than just a happy diversion, it can transform lives. Painting has the power to relieve stress, provide a refuge, give one a sense of purpose or peace of mind. Painting has helped me do all that and more. I hope it can help you, too.