John Lightfoot – Artist

Local artist, John Lightfoot paints landscapes and cityscapes in a way to emphasize the contrast of shadows and light. He starts each painting with a base coat of bright orange to give a pleasant warm glow.

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John Lightfoot, a local artist from Mississauga, Ontario started in the creative field with a small studio producing graphic design, art direction and illustration for corporate clients. He has recently expanded into fine art painting.

“Painting for me is a visceral reaction to the constraints imposed by the commercial, digital world as a designer and illustrator. I want to immerse myself in colour, texture, and form, feeling the paint mixing and coming to life. In this way, I hope to apply some of myself to the canvas.

These works contain all of what I paint for, including interesting characters and their interactions. Bold colours, jewel-toned hues and dramatic light quality using techniques of back-painting, under-painting and complex layering of colour.

I am not so concerned with the details of a particular image but, instead, the overall expression and emotions.”

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