Given George Lambert's family background, it shouldn't have been surprising that he pursued art upon retirement. His parents and siblings painted, pottered, sculpted or worked in wood. George chose painting as his medium, expressing himself in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He will be the featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery in January.
George enjoys experimenting with a variety of painting techniques including loose brushstrokes, vibrant colors and rich textures which result in an abstract impressionist style. Trying new things and exploring various artistic styles is an important part of the art experience that gives him the most pleasure.
George rarely makes use of typical drawing tools, such as pencil, pen or charcoal, to establish compositions. Instead, he dives right in and draws with a brush loaded with paint, giving his artwork freshness and a sense of spontaneity. His subjects include landscapes, seascapes and scenes with figures predominating.
The artist has exhibited at the Amador County Fair fine arts show and has received many awards, including three for Best of Show and multiple awards for First Place. In recent years, George's art has appeared in the KVIE public television fine arts auction. In 2015, his painting of the iconic Tower Bridge, "Sacramento Sparkle," received a Hewell Howser California Gold award. He has been a member of the Sutter Creek Gallery since its inception, and images of his work can be seen on his website, www.georgelambertart.com.
Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with George Lambert at his reception on Saturday, January 6, 2018, beginning at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!