Gouache Art Teacher Libby Smith

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Libby Smith was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she received her BA and MFA with an emphasis in drawing.

Libby taught painting and drawing for 31 years at Santa Barbara City College and for 7 years at the Center for Life-Long learning, while she continued with her own work. She retired from teaching in 2016 and now works primarily on figure painting and plein air landscape, often with several friends. She lives in Goleta with her husband, Greg.





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