“Running Fence-recycled is a perfect project for me to be involved in because I am a textile collector and artist," says Libby Mills. "Fabric should not be discarded as there is always a use for everything, especially fabric with a history." Mills has spent twelve years in the silk-screening business, allowing her to see things very graphically. She loves bold colors and incorporates them with the white panel fabric to make unusual and bright pieces.
Mills specializes in hand painted wearable art, accessories and fine art. Her company, Libby Mills Design, has produced several lines for the catalog company Celebration Fantastic, and she has produced numerous custom pieces for special events and private commissions. Her remarkable works are also sold at Route One Gallery in Point Reyes Station, Out of Hand in Sausalito, Fancy That in Corte Madera, and the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach, California.
Mills obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University in Chico, California. She studied textile fabrication, printmaking, painting and illustration, and then her career broadened into marketing and administration where she worked in retail outlets. In addition to developing original displays of prints and artwork, fine clothing and crafts, she oversaw important client accounts such as Saks 5th Avenue, Gap, Esprit, Mervyn's, several banks, Pacific Bell and Levi's. Active in the San Francisco Bay Area art community, she enjoys memberships with the Asian Art Museum, the DeYoung Museum, Image West Design Studio and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.