I’m LUVERNE LIGHTFOOT and I have been an active Latimer Art Club member since 1983, serving as President in 1985.
MY ART JOURNEY began early with pencil drawings and in the 1980’s I found painting the grandeur of nature and people my destiny. My artwork is inspired by the American West & its indigenous people. This is reflected in my paintings by including a “teepee” (tent-like dwelling) symbol in my signature.
WORKSHOPS and CLASSES with notable artists/teachers instructing life drawing, color theory, impressionism & Plein Air painting have provided me with a well-rounded knowledge. Soft pastels & oil paints are my favorite mediums. Whether painting en Plein Air or the studio, I invite the viewer to participate in my art journey by portraying the essence of the subject.
“They say a work of art is not complete until it is shared with someone.” Gene Kloss
19th & 20th Century Painters of Nevada 2020
The Encyclopedia of PASTEL TECHNIQUES – Judy Martin 2019
Painters of Nevada 1845-1980 – Bob McFadden 2003
SELECTED SOLO & EXHIBITS:
2021 Nevada Museum of Art, Latimer Art Club Exhibition
2016 Northwest Library (Solo), Reno, NV
2015 Metro Gallery (Solo), Reno City Hall
2010, 1996 Nevada Museum of Art, E.L.Cord Museum School Instructors Exhibit
2000 Northern Nevada Medical Center (Solo), Sparks, NV
1986 Nevada Appeal Newspaper (Solo), Carson City, NV
2018, 2016, 2009 Best of Shows, Latimer Art Exhibits, Reno, NV
2002 Best of Show, Nevada Art Association, Carson City, NV
1996, 1991, 1990, Best of Show, Nevada Art Association, Reno, NV
2013 Outstanding Pastel Boldbrush Competition
1992 Award of Excellence in Portraiture, PSWC Sacramento, CA
1991 Award of Excellence, PSWC Reno Exhibit, Reno, NV
TEACHING & PROGRAMS:
Nevada Museum of Art, Truckee Community College, Washoe County Senior Centers Reno/Sparks; also workshops and program presentations for various groups.
Very Special Arts of NV
Art 4 Auction, Nevada Museum of Art 2006
Habitat for Humanity
Scenic Nevada’s Art in Action Auction. 2004 to 2009
P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505
Moana Nursery Design Center
1190 W Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509