Happy Customers with Sunshine on their Walls
"I adore Libby's art. It's so original and effortlessly beautiful. I would cover my house in them if I could. I have three of her pieces. All the same theme but all so different. I've never seen anything like them. Slightly ethereal dragonflies and flowers. Just stunning." Mrs BST, Cirencester
"There is something very special about Libby's work ~ every piece is unique and you can see the love and talent she pours in to everyone. I own several including a very special boat that belonged to my late father - I treasure them all. Mrs K Fraser, Wiltshire
"When I first came across Libby's work I was drawn to the unique quietness of the images. I have a deep love of the sea myself, and it was the seascapes that brought me an emotive response. I have a beautiful seascape hanging on my wall in Amsterdam, and have gifted pictures to friends, who have all loved them. Libby is a joy to speak to ~ and couldn't have been more helpful organising International Delivery. I continue to watch her work online, and am impressed by her constant creativity in producing her Cyanotype images. In a word, Bloemen & Blue is joyful" Mrs M P, Amsterdam
Discover the technique
How Did Bloemen & Blue Start?
Having been taught the craft by my father I have long enjoyed the alchemy and artistry of developing my own Black and White Photographs. The excitement of seeing an image appear before your eyes is quite mesmerising. But a serendipitous read of an article on Cyanotype (a photographic process even older than the one I was using) opened my eyes to a world of Blue and White.
Freed of the maths, precision and preciseness of Black & White Development, Cyanotype allows me to combine my love of nature and the outdoors with my love for line and scale drawings, whilst surrounding me with a spectrum of blues reminiscent of Life by the Sea.
Lucky enough to grow up on the South Devon Coast, and go to school on the North East coast of Scotland I grew up in, around and on the sea, with it’s 180 ° HORIZONS and huge, uninterrupted skies. But wherever I am I will always find a River, Lake, Loch or Tarn to SWIM in. That sharp intake of breath ~ the exhilaration of which lasts a day.
Bloemen & Blue's Promise to You
And now my Cyanotype Hobby has become my Business (run from my ‘Lido Studio’ Near Bath, and surrounded by the rolling hills of Wiltshire.)
But as I bring this age old process back to life I can promise you that each and every print is steeped in my passion for the process. With Cyanotypes many variables no two can ever be the same ~ MAKING EACH ONE MADE WITH LOVE AND TOTALLY UNIQUE TO YOU.