Woodinville Fine Artist Jamie Lightfoot, Owner of Picket Fence Art Studio
Jamie Lightfoot is an American fine artist known for her oil paintings which breathe light into their subjects. Her works explore themes of wildness, connection, and exploration, while offering a fresh look at the familiar. Whether it’s an elk stepping into a field, a woman walking down an empty ancient street, or a lonely ferry on the Puget Sound at dusk, Jamie’s works capture the longing of the soul and the beacon of light that calls us home and into our higher selves.
Jamie’s work blends delicate realism and the expressive application of color and paint to create a look that evokes emotion, memory, and even a sense of mystery. Jamie was taught by regional artists specializing in impressionistic art and influenced by 19th-century masters such as Sargent, Zorn, and Sorolla. Jamie was mentored and individually tutored by renowned artists including Pam Ingalls, Cheri Christensen, and Henry Stinson. Jamie attended Gage Academy of Art.
I have been painting for a long time but still consider myself a student as I love learning about my favorite medium, oil paint. I am also a lawyer by training, so my approach to painting has a logical slant that I think you will find easy to follow. While my focus is mainly on beginners, I have tried to put together information that will be helpful at any level. I believe that learning to paint is a lifelong journey – it is what I love about it the most. I am constantly learning and trying to reach a new skill level. I also believe that the best way to learn is to do it. In my own art, I noticed that I progressed from learning the fundamental “hows” of painting to learning how to “create” a great piece of art using those methods. For me, this was a substantial pivoting moment. So let’s have some fun and learn together.
"Learning to make art is a journey that deepens your awareness, strengthens your focus, and improves your self-esteem."