Oil painter Hillary Lambert will tel you she enjoys painting the familiar: vintage toys, notable architecture or coastal scenes, but nothing about her work is ordinary. Throught the fileter of list in an egret's wings in flight, or the way a newspaper crumples under just-caught blue crabs, Lambert reveals the beauty in what we might have forgotten or become too busy to notice - the magic of the everyday.
Although Lambert has won numerous awards, what keeps her painting is her fascination with the process. "I just want to be the best painter I can be," she said. She paints prolifocally in the studio and on locations, covering subjects as diverse as she. Commissions range from landscapes to portraits.
The world in Lamber's paintings is seen through her sense of humor and llove of whiimsy. She paints the rainy day in Paris, not the sunny one; the forgotten radio on a shelf; or the boiy feeding pigeons in St. Mark's Suare (instead of the majestic basilica); all illustrating her joy in the edges of things. The paint islaid down in what seems to be quick, loose, strong brushstrokes, usually with a generous amount of paint. Thsi style gives the viewer a definite sense of the artists' hand and vision at work in the finished piece and deepens the connection between subject, artist and viewer.