Libby was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She attended post-secondary education at Memorial University and the College of The North Atlantic. Libby enjoyed art as a young child and as a youth attended classes at Memorial University Extension Services. She studied painting and drawing under well-known Newfoundland artists, Gerry Squires, Julia Pickard and Lise Sorenson. After completing the Commercial Art program at the College of the North Atlantic she worked in graphic design at an advertising firm in St. John’s.
In the mid-80s Libby attended the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design where her course of study gave her a new understanding of art history and introduced her to many new media and ideas. Before finishing the degree Libby married and had two children to whom she then dedicated her life. In the mid 1990’s a need to relocate proved very challenging. As her children got older Libby returned to art school at the Ottawa School of Art graduating with a 3 year Diploma. After studying painting, drawing, pottery and printmaking, pottery became a part-time professional career. As a member of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador she successfully sold her work. She has also introduced others to drawing and craft through teaching with the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board as well as privately.
In 2015 Libby developed a studio practice in painting and since has become a full-time artist.
In October 2020 Libby and her husband returned to Newfoundland. Libby now paints from her home studio near the ocean in Conception Bay South just outside of St. John’s.