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Mark Lightfoot

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Figure I, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
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Figure II, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72"X38" © Mark Lightfoot
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Figure III, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
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Figure IV, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
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Figure V, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
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Figure VI, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
20110301125603-nautilus
Nautilus, 2010 Acrylic/Canvas 34 X 66 X 2 Inches © Mark Ligthfoot
Nike_-72_dpi
Nike, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 34" X 66" © Mark Lightfoot
The_dial-72_dpi
The Dial, 2010 Acrylic/Canvas 38" X 72" © mark Lightfoot
Steppe-72_dpi
Steppe, 2009 Acrylic/Canvas 34" X 66" © Mark Lightfoot
Negative-positive-72_dpi
Negative/Positive, 2009 Acrylic Collage/Paper 36" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
Orifice
Orifice, 2009 Acrylic/Paper 22" X 30" © mark Lightfoot
20110301133342-cafe_koi_i_and_ii
Koi , 2007 Oil,Acrylic/Paper Diptych 54 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302084226-cafe_pentimento
Pentimento, 2008 Oil,Acrylic/Paper 31 X 37 X 1 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302085229-cafe_escarpment
Escarpment, 2008 Oil.Acrylic/Paper 36 X 36 X 0 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302090520-cafe_life_of_forms
Life of Forms, 2006 Oil,Acrylic/Paper Polyptych 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302090929-cafe_the_middle_layer
The Middle Layer, 2007 Oil,Acrylic/Paper Diptych 22 X 60 X 0 Inches © Mark lightfoot
20110302091259-very_late__240_dpi_
Very Late, 2008 Oil,Acrylic/Paper 18 X 24 X 0 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302091717-tango
Tango, 2006 Oil,Acrylic/Paper Diptych 48 X 48 X 0 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302092214-cafe_lifting
Lifting, 2009 Acrylic/Paper Collage 35.5 X 24 X 0 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110302123936-cafe_the_connection
The Connection, 207 Oil,Acrylic/Paper Diptych 23 X 36 X 0 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110504075419-coil_2010
Coil, 2010 Acrylic/Canvas 60 X 36 X 2.5 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20110504080909-icarus_2010
Icarus, 2010 Oil/Canvas 54 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Mark Lightfoot
20140505174010-2014_hermes
Hermes, 2014 Acrylic, Oil/Paper 24x24 © Mark lightfoot
20140505174348-2014_zephyr
Zephyr, 2014 Acrylic, Oil/Paper 20x20 © mark Lightfoot
20140505175434-a_secret_garden__acrylic_oil
A Secret Garden, 2013 Acrylic, Oil/Paper/Plywood 40.5" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184516-isaiah_acrylic_oil_paper
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20140505184550-joshua_acrylic_oil_paper
Joshua, 2013 Oil/Gessoed Aper 18" X 24" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184556-nehemiah_acrylic_oil_paper
Nehemiah, 2013 Oil/Gessoed Paper 18" X 24" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184631-asleep_acrylic_oil
Asleep, 2013 Acrylic, Oil/Paper/Plywood Base 36.5" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184714-vitruvian_flex_acrylic_oil
Vitruvian Flex, 2013 Acrylic, Oil/Paper/Plywood Base 40" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184808-2013_kimono_28wx32h
Kimono, 2014 Acrylic, Oil/Canvas 28" X 32" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184834-2013_salome_1_36wx54h
Salome I, 2014 Acrylic/Canvas 36" X 54" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184836-2012_marine_acrylic_canvas_38x72
Marine, 2012 Acrylic/Canvas 72" X 38" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184848-2013tidal_action_acrylic_canvas
Tidal Action, 2013 Acrylic/Canvas 36" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184859-2013_from_below__oil_canvas__
From Below, 2013 Oil/Canvas 40" X 30" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184905-2013_iceberg__acrylic_canvas
Iceberg, 2013 Acrylic/Canvas 36" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505184932-2011_jubilato
Jubilato, 2011 Mixed Media/Paper/Panel 20" X 16" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505185012-duet_300dpi
Duet, 2011 Acrylic/Gessoed Cotton Muslin 73" X 67" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505185021-in_flight_ii_150_dpi
In Flight II, 2011 Mixed Media/Pva,Cotton Muslin 67.5" X 72.5" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505185024-the_guardian
The Guardian, 2011 Oil/Shaped Cotton Muslin,Pva 60" X 76" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505185034-wave
Wave, 2010 Mixed Media/Handmade Paper 51" X 32.5" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505185149-the_ally
The Ally, 2010 Acrylic/Handmade Paper 48" X 89" © Mark Lightfoot
20140505190620-cup
Cup, 2011 Mixed Media/Pva,Cotton Muslin 36" X 48" © Mark Lightfoot
20140428205114-monoprint_workshop_1_1200_dpi
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pontiac, Michigan
Birth year
1945
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA
Schools
University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1970, MFA, Painting
Representing galleries
Oakland, CA., Manna Gallery
Tags
contemporary art, painting, wall sculpture, installation, Manna Gallery, Oakland, art murmur, commissions, mixed-media
Statement

Mark Lightfoot was raised in Michigan where he began drawing and painting at an early age.  He attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design.  He moved to the west coast that year to attend the University of Washington in Seattle, completing his Master of Fine Arts Degree.  His thesis work was figure painting, with an emphasis in oils.

Since completing his graduate studies, Mark has exhibited his work extensively in Michigan, Washington, British Columbia and California.  He won Fourth Place in the Mixed Media category at the California Works exhibition in Sacramento.  His paintings, drawings, sculpture and handmade paper pieces are in private collections and public buildings throughout the west.

For ten years, Mark managed several arts organizations in British Columbia and California, including Sun Gallery in Hayward.  Currently, he is developing his art career in his studio in Oakland, California.

Mark also operates his own business producing custom fine art for a variety of private and business clients.  Real estate developers, facility planners and interior designers have appreciated his flexibility, experience and professionalism.  For his private clients, Mark provides custom fine art in a variety of media.

"My work is about my lifelong passion for and connection to nature. To convey the sense of mystery I find hidden there, I use it’s colors, shapes, textures, and shadows as elements in my paintings.

Although seemingly chaotic, nature has its own structure.  My response to nature’s movement and energy as well as its structure is what connects and grounds me.

In the process of creating these artworks I recapture my original response to all that my world has to offer visually as well as emotionally.  It is this wonder and beauty I want the viewer to see."