Spencer Lightfoot’s surroundings greatly influence her work in both obvious and subtle ways. Since moving back to Colorado three years ago her focus has been on the plants and animals that surround her. She would have never guessed in a million years that she would be fascinated by painting chickens and fish. But she is. And there is no denying the almost overwhelming beauty of this part of the world…the trees, the flowers, the peaks, the views. She can’t help but be inspired. All of this is represented in her watercolor mosaics. Fracturing the images into abstract representations, she delights in finding the right palette that lays somewhere between technicolor and reality.
Spencer Mahaffey Lightfoot: I have been painting seriously for about 20 years, my style developing and morphing into its current form over time. I have found that watercolor is my favorite medium to work in, mostly because I am too impatient for acrylics and oils. The technique I have refined is very meditative for me, and much cheaper than therapy. My subject matter changes frequently, affected by and reflective of what is happening in my world at the time. It has ranged greatly from hearts and skulls, to abstracted landscapes, to nudes, to jellyfish and unicorns. As I move in to the next chapter of my life I'm sure it will evolve again. As much as I love to paint, I sometimes get distracted by other mediums. I have more beads than I can count, glitter for days and a pile of yard sale furniture just waiting to be repurposed into the ultimate Pinterest project. All in all, I am just a "maker" and I have a family full of "makers" as well. I can't imagine a life that didn't involve creating something.   

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free