Mindy Lighthipe is a fine artist specializing in watercolor with botanical and natural science themes. Her specialty is her ongoing series "Symbiosis" which shows the fragile relationship between insects and the plant world. She draws from life as well as her own photography as a reference to record specific details. Using a microscope she dissects and studies plant and insect specimens. The more she looks, the more she sees, the more she conveys to her viewers. Mindy has written adn illustrated a children's book, "Mother Monarch".
She leads tours to Costa Rica and is the owner of Artistic Adventure Tours.
You can see more about Mindy and her art at: Botanical Art Painting - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe
In March 2009, Mindy’s paintings were exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society in London where she received a Silver Medal for her series Symbiosis.
“Mindy Lighthipe’s work is reminiscent of 18th century artists such as Catesby and Marie Sybilla Merian. Her insects are fantastic.” ~ Royal Horticultural Society Jury Committee 2009
“True to life. Mindy Lighthipe’s paintings celebrate every detail of petal, leaf and wing.” ~Elisabeth Ginsberg, Horticulture Magazine 2007