“She works in a natural, detailed style, striving to portray not only realism, but also to capture the mood and personality of the animals.”
Lindsey Foggett’s future seemed determined from a very early age. Growing up in a small village in the heart of the English countryside, she soon developed a love and fascination for wildlife and nature.
Encouraged by two artistically talented parents, her passion to paint and study wildlife was to evolve into a lifelong career. Self-taught, Lindsey paints primarily with acrylic, and occasionally gouache, and has painted full time since 1981. She works in a natural, detailed style, striving to portray not only realism, but also to capture the mood and personality of the animals. Her work focuses in on North American predatory animals, showing not only their powerful intense nature but also their gentle, nurturing, softer side.
To obtain reference for her work, she has traveled throughout much of North America, where she observes, sketches and photographs wildlife within their natural habitat. Research trips have included extended canoeing expeditions into remote wilderness areas. One such trip entailed a 170 mile journey along the George River, in Northern Quebec, Canada, to the Arctic Ocean. Witnessing caribou herds, black bear and birds by day and the northern lights by night.
Currently residing in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California, she has an abundance of reference for new paintings. Local trails into the wilderness surround her home, where bears, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, raccoons, coyotes and many other animals are frequently sighted. San Gorgonio Gallery is owned by Lindsey and displays her work, in downtown Forest Falls, California.