The world in Lambert’s paintings is seen through her sense of humor and love of whimsy. She paints the rainy day in Paris, not the sunny one, the forgotten radio on the shelf, or the boy feeding pigeons in St. Mark’s Square (instead of the majestic basilica), all illustrating her joy in the edges of things, the side streets, the back doors. The paint is laid down in what seems to be quick, loose, but strong brush strokes usually with a very generous amount of paint. This style gives the viewer a definite sense of the artist’s hand and vision at work in the finished piece, and deepens the feeling of connection between subject and artist.
A former graphic designer, and illustrator, Ms. Lambert has studied under Burton Silverman, Kim English, Scott Burdick, and John Burton. She travels extensively in Italy and France, where she also teaches in the summers. She lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband John, and has two children – Casey, a brewmaster in Philadelphia, and Samantha, a fashion stylist in Paris
His work can be seen in public, private and corporate collections throughout the country and is widely acclaimed for his dedication and mastery of traditional Impressionists technique.
His use of light, color and brush stroke have come to be compared to turn of the century Impressionist Masters such as Daniel Garber, Granville Redmond and Camille Pissaro. In a recent article, Gray was called “…a romantic Impressionist with great collectability…”, a mantle that he proudly wears.
NEW! Fotini Christophillis received her BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston in 2008. In 2009, she received the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant as an individual artist to present the group exhibit Delete Apathy: Promoting Environmental Action in collaboration with the Coastal Conservation League. As a former dancer, improvisational movement plays a strong role in the work. The marks move freely as the color is alive with the pulse of emotion and the passion she sees in her environment. Everything tells a story in the work. It is all relevant, inherent and uniquely human. In the near future, she plans to launch a project called Create and Live, intuitive art workshops, lectures and events.