Featured Artist Bonnie Lambert

Artist Bonnie Lambert combines a love of nature with man-made structures, using intense color and expressive, energetic brushstrokes to create striking paintings. Visit her website to see more of her work.

 

“Colossus” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Colossus” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30”

 

I am known for my use of brilliant color and evocative brushstrokes. My paintings seek to contrast the beauty of the natural world with the every-day in urban settings.

 

“Heart of the City” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heart of the City” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40”

 

I earned a BA in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and worked as a professional actress for nearly two decades. My theatrical background lends natural drama and mystery to my work as well as joy and celebration.

 

“Skylines” Oil on Canvas, 20” x 30” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Skylines” Oil on Canvas, 20” x 30”

 

Nature plays a prominent role in my use of color and light. Exposed to the Wisconsin seasons in my youth, their distinct colors, gorgeous skies and dramatic storms filled my creative imagination. I’m continually drawn to spectacular sunsets and sunrises, the shock of skies before and after showers, late afternoon light stretching long shadows and fog blurring the world, all reflected in my body of work.

 

“Stand Tall” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Stand Tall” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30”

 

I studied art for two years at The Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, before I met my mentor, museum-collected Latina artist Margaret Garcia, in 2009. I credit Garcia as my greatest influence and continue to study under her in a weekly painting workshop.

 

“Sunset Curve” Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunset Curve” Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

Ray Turner, Wolf Kahn and Margaret Lazarri are also strong influences as well as the impressionists Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Renoir and Cezanne.

 

“Speed of Light” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Speed of Light” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”

 

A successful graphic designer for many years, I enjoy the emotional expression that painting provides. To my surprise, I discovered that the freedom I find in painting opens up my design work to come from a more intuitive place.

 

“Unconventional” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Unconventional” Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40”

 

Conversely, my graphic design, which tends to be more intellectual, influences me to make more intellectual decisions about storytelling in my painting.

 

“Twilight Passion” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 30” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Twilight Passion” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 30”

 

My mission is to communicate the joyous, wild beauty of nature reflected through urban spaces. I’m currently creating a series of oil paintings featuring transmission towers and telephone poles connected by swooping lines marching over the landscape.

 

“The Interloper” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30” by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Interloper” Oil on Canvas, 40” x 30”

 

These giants have become invisible to us or we would call them eyesores. Yet, as I watch light and time sweep across them, they become powerful and beautiful to me. As the colors of the sky evolve during the day, towers, poles and lines reflect those colors to create their own hues.

 

“Towards the Light” Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”by artist Bonnie Lambert. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Towards the Light” Oil on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

This dance between nature and the man-made fascinates and inspires me, as I hope it will the viewer.

 

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