Bibby Loring

Bibby Loring

Bibby Loring’s current body of work emerges from an initial exploration of representation, infused with a visceral sense of atmosphere and mood through the freedom and fluidity of paint. Her complex and subtle blues, grays and neutrals interweave like infinite seas and skies, sometimes seared with hot pinks or tangerines that suggest suns, moons or stars. Her sfumato landscapes convey not only place, but trigger universal memory: we feel ocean breezes, smell the sea, taste the salt. Loring’s seascapes flow between abstraction and realism; these spaces between the two allow audiences to recall and recognize our own ocean moments. Like Avery, Dove and the later works of Monet, Loring’s sophisticated simplicity invites collective memory and
shared experience. Her works evoke both an intense longing to engage, and a deeply humbling understanding of our singular experiences.

Bibby earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking from the University of Delaware. She later continued her studies at Metalwerx, and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Following Bibby’s involvement teaching art to at-risk adolescents in Philadelphia, Loring co-founded The Line Gallery in Chestnut Hill, home to her studio. During summer and autumn months she paints on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Loring’s works are collected worldwide.