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.

(Please note: We have a constantly changing selection of John's pieces in the gallery. Pieces shown are a sampling of John Lightfoot's work.)