MindyLighthipe

The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Florida, United States · 84 Sales

MindyLighthipe

The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Florida, United States 84 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   This Etsy shop features original botanical/wildlife watercolor paintings and archival prints. Specializing in butterflies, birds, frogs, reptiles and insects.

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This Etsy shop features original botanical/wildlife watercolor paintings and archival prints. Specializing in butterflies, birds, frogs, reptiles and insects.

Mindy Lighthipe

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Mindy Lighthipe

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Gay Durward

Gay Durward on Mar 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These are both just charming and beautifully presented.

Dexter Fabi

Dexter Fabi on Jan 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Warm seller, excellent draftsmanship, highly recommended. Silverpoint drawing is masterful, glad to have this original.

fineart610

fineart610 on Dec 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

A blue heron with delicately painted colors. You just want to reach out and touch it. Beautifully done. Thrilled with it.

fineart610

fineart610 on Dec 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

As a surprise for my husband's birthday, I bought this duck hunter this lovely painting. We are both thrilled with it. It is simply gorgeous.

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About

Welcome to BugsBeastsBotanicals!

I have loved nature since I was a child and always knew that I would be an artist when "I grew up". My love for nature and art started at the age of 7 with my first insect collection. I was and still am fascinated by the natural world.

I am formally trained as a Botanical Artist and graduated with a certificate from the NY Botanical Garden. I coordinated the Illustration Program and taught there for 10 years. During that time I wrote and created the entire certificate program for the Natural Science Illustration certification. I received a Silver Medal from The Royal Horticultural Society in London, England in 2010 for my Insect and Plant Series, "Symbiosis". This series shows the lifecycle of both the insect and the plant that it depends on for survival. This body of work was also on exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History in 2011.

In 1998 I began my travels to Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands and destinations in Europe. I started organizing tours for other artists and photographers and one of my students named the tour "Bugs, Beasts & Botanicals". The name has stuck with me ever since.

In 2010 my family and I moved to Florida so that I could pursue my career as an artist full-time. I create high end, scientifically accurate paintings that are not always affordable for the average consumer. If I didn't paint them, I wouldn't be able to afford them either! I decided to create a market for smaller, more affordable art so that people who admire my work could purchase it without selling their soul to the credit card companies! Some of my buyers have even become avid collectors! I hope that you enjoy my work as much as I do making it!

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  • Mindy Lighthipe

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    I am a Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator & Author. I bring bugs, beasts and botanicals into my world of art and share them with you.

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Last updated on October 6, 2011
Welcome to my Fine Art gallery. My passion for nature and animals was established at a young age. I was always digging in the dirt and drawing pictures of what I found. I learned to express my passion through my art. I see the world around me the same way I did as a kid.... full of wonder and inspiration. A moment of awe and revelation is what I capture on paper.

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I accept personal checks, money orders and PayPal!
Shipping
My standard method of shipping is the United States Postal Service.
Items ordered will be shipped within 5 business days of purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items will not be refunded or exchanged without permission of me, Mindy Lighthipe, the artist.
If an item is received damaged or is lost in transit the buyer must contact me, Mindy Lighthipe, the artist to discuss options.
All items will be shipped with insurance.