Drawing inspiration from the works of nineteenth century women Impressionist painters such as Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassett, Foote distils, refines, and reduces areas of colour, light and line from the original painting to reveal a set of pictorial givens. The emerging work reacts against the structural remnants of the source image and Foote masterfully teases and controls line and colour to produce works that are radically divergent from their starting point.
Foote graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2011. Since then, Foote has been the subject of several solo shows in both New Zealand and Australia, as well as being chosen for significant group shows at City Gallery, Wellington and Window Project Space, University of Auckland. Her paintings are held in the collections of the Chartwell Trust and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.