Living with Koalas artist Libby DYER

100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Libby DYER. Title: ‘Touched’. Acrylic on canvas

Living with Koalas artist Libby DYER

Libby DYER 

Award wining intuitive abstract artist based in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘Touched’ 

Size: W 152.4 x H 76.2 cm.  Mixed media of fluid acrylic and alcohol ink on canvas sealed with high grade matt varnish and UV spray. 

“My love of nature is stemmed from early childhood memories of my brother and exploring our environment. I often paint leaves, trees and or their trunks. In the early years of our childhood my brother and I were each other’s strength, support and best friend. The trunk of the tree symbolises our bond and even though he is no longer here in body, I sense his presence in everyday living things. Most days I see the forest with all its beauty but there are days I am brought back to my arms wrapped tightly around the trunk of the tree, face against the bark not wanting to let go.” Libby DYER


A self taught Intuitive Abstract Artist. The spontaneity and unpredictability of alcohol ink and how it forms and separates into different cells, is what exhilarates me as well as hoping to tame my sense of wanting to organise and control. This  medium instills in me a true passion and complete acceptance of oneself. It transports me to a world of vibrancy, fun and exploration. Deep down I believe we all have creative expression. This is my passion, my release and myself raw. I  create on either canvas or yupo paper of varying sizes. I at times mix it up and add other mediums of acrylic paint, spray paint, pens and other inks.  My art hopes to embrace a very positive, energetic and fluid art making process. I view my work as intuitive which resonates in me and my audience a very emotional and physical expression of my feelings and surroundings.  I am inspired by the sounds of nature, the ever changing and majestic views of oceans, landscapes and skies and my evolving connections with them. I am inspired by life, past experiences, what’s to come and my loving and supportive friends and family.


  • Aspire Gallery – Petite Pieces- Gallery & Online finalist Feb-March 2020
  • Kings College Easter Arts Festival April 2019
  • Burleigh Heads Rotary Art Fair- Seascape – Major Art Prize Award -May 2019
  • “The Block” Artist’s Exhibition November 2019 ( My painting “Words of Wisdom- Enchanted Forest” was purchased for the show “The Block” 2019 and featured in house 5 Jesse and Mel. Hallway week)
  • Featured articles in F- Magazine online, St Mary’s College Ipswich online, Nanango State High School- Where are they now, and Art Lovers Australia.
  • Home Design Magazine- My piece “Family Bonds” featured in December Issue 2019
  • Listed as one of the best sellers on Art Lovers Australia Jan 2020
  • Featured in the Art Lovers Australia Art Book 2020
  • Rotary Art Fair- Paradise Point-  finalist March 2020
  • Kings College Easter Arts Festival – finalist (cancelled due to COVID 19)
  • Enviro- Art Gallery Showcase- Bond University- finalist Sept- Oct 2020 ( Rescheduled from earlier in the year)

instagram: @libbydyerart 

Living with Koalas 100 artworks