Melinda Lightfoot Portfolio

Spiral Fragments #8: Multi
Spiral Fragments #10: In the Distance
Spiral Fragments #9: Brown Hoodie (V. Woolf)
Spiral Fragments #6: Orange Hoodie (V. Woolf)
Spiral Fragment #4: Visiting Heaven
Spiral Fragments #5: Pharoah’s Drapes
Spiral Fragments #2: Dancing
Spiral Fragments #1: Global


acrylic on canvas

Spiral Fragments #3: Deep Seated


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Melinda Lightfoot

In the late 1970s, I met a remarkable Jungian analyst and talented writer named Renée Brand. Working with her sparked a renewal of an artistic bent I had forgotten.I paint mostly with acrylics, but I’ve also used oils, watercolors, gouache, and-my first love-pastels. I also work in collage and mixed media, and paint furniture and interior murals on commission.

I use color both symbolically and emotionally. Much of my work has definite images, but I’m also intrigued by abstract painting, where the exploration itself becomes the content of the work. Many times I’ve dreamed whole paintings, sometimes with titles included. I believe in the healing power of beauty and humor, and that the work of art is an imprint, a talisman of healing and inner development.


Selected Solo Exhibits

Pacifica Performances, Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Pacifica, 2017
Art Guild of Pacifica Awards Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, 2013
Elements, Bamboo Hair + Body, Half Moon Bay, 2008
Working Theories, Salada Beach Café, Pacifica, 2005
Dreaming in Color, Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Pacifica, 2004
Downward Dog Yoga Studio, Pacifica, 2003 & 2004
Retrospectif, Salada Beach Café, Pacifica, 2002
Definite Images, Quarry Cove Gallery, Pacifica, 2000

Group Exhibits
Winter Art Salon, East Gallery, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, 2013
Because Art Matters (BAM), Oceana H.S., Pacifica, 2012
Art Guild of Pacifica exhibits in Oceana Gallery, Pacifica, 2012
Summer Art Salon, Fogbelt Studio, San Francisco, 2010 & 2011
50-50 Show II (juried), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, 2010
Arts on Fire (juried), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, 2000 & 2009
Women’s Health Resource Center, San Francisco, 2002
Art Guild of Pacifica exhibits in West Gallery, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, 2000-present
Tangerine Arts, all exhibits 2000-present (click here)
The Art Explosion, San Francisco, 1994 & 1995
San Francisco Open Studio 1991-94, 1984-85

Juror’s Merit Award, Art Guild of Pacifica 56th Annual Members Exhibition,, Pacifica, 2014
Juror’s Exhibition Award, Art Guild of Pacifica 54th Annual Members Exhibition, Pacifica, 2012

Art Guild of Pacifica, 1999-present
Tangerine Arts, 1999-present
Bernal Women Artists Group, San Francisco 1991–95

M.A., California School of Professional Psychology
B.A. in Russian, Stanford University

Art reviews for Pacifica Tribune and San Mateo County Times, 2001-2004
Art writer for The Paper, Pacifica, 1999-2001
Pen and ink drawings for Skin & Stone, poems by Elizabeth Rubens, Alameda 1992

Contact Melinda Lightfoot:
740 Oddstad Blvd #154, Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 219 8911