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Bonnie Lambert - Artist

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As an oil painter, I am inspired by intense color and deep contrast reflected through urban landscapes.   I have a vivid childhood memory of seeing the aurora borealis, like a living creature, twisting over the black winter night sky above my Wisconsin home.   Twenty-five years ago I moved to Southern California.   The colossal scale of this city with its fluid light, contrasting landscapes, and passionate mix of cultures challenged me visually.   The exotic extremes in Los Angeles opened wide my eyes and my heart.   Now, using a vibrant palette and expressive...more
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I invite you to look over my shoulder as I attempt to bring to life in oil paint a sunset vista of the Glendale, California skyline. The clock is ticking. In a little over eight weeks I need six to ten new paintings for a three-artist show at the... 

Let There Be Cake

June 18th, 2013

"Create an oil painting for the opening of the new play Hungry Woman at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights"—that was the invitation from curator Margaret Garcia. Other invited artists chose the Woman part of the title for inspiration. I picked Hungry, and kn... 

BrushStrokes

March 15th, 2012

For an upcoming Spring Sale I've been working on seven small oils on panel—painting them all at the same time. I'll work on one for an hour or so and then move on to another. I love working this way. They all inform each other. I make leaps in how cl...