Margaret Ann Lambert
If you love art that draws you in, sparks your imagination, and triggers your curiosity as to what’s around the next impossibly twisted corner, then the paintings of Margaret Ann Lambert may be right up your zig-zagging alley. She focuses her brush on local landmarks, painting them in a surreal style that defies gravity and plays with perspective. In the world of her paintings, familiar buildings sway, winding sidewalks tilt in odd directions, and luminous lampposts bow, as if to invite you to step right into the painting.
But before you journey into one of her paintings, you’ll want to grab your sunglasses, for the lights are extraordinarily bright and the colors supernaturally vivid. Even when she portrays her favorite city spots in the twilight hours, she emphasizes the way glowing light streams from windows and streetlights, creating a startling contrast with the dark shadows cast by the mysterious moon.
Still, this whimsical, nature-defying interpretation of local landscapes remains believable, due to Margaret Ann’s meticulous approach. Her canvases are overflowing with details that keep her imaginative vision grounded in recognizable reality, representing places from our everyday lives in a way that’s bound to bring a smile to your face and laughter to your heart.
So how did Margaret Ann arrive at this style of painting? After years of painting traditional landscapes and still lifes, she began to realize something was missing. Reflecting on her art studies at Augusta College, she recalled how much she enjoyed assignments that prompted her to not paint things as they really are, but as she imagined they could be. In particular, she fondly reminisced on using her imagination to paint an abstract depiction of the college’s student center. Those memories encouraged her to set out to literally “paint the town,” focusing on imaginative depictions of local landmarks and historical buildings in her hometown of Augusta, Georgia. She also began to apply her newfound dreamlike style to everyday objects and otherworldly ideas. With these developments, she truly found her voice as an artist, steadily gaining recognition for her work, even being named Augusta’s Best Visual Artist by the Metro Spirit newsweekly in 2009.
Since then, Margaret Ann has moved to Griffin, Georgia, where she continues to paint surreal and imaginative ideas, which includes her whimsical interpretation of a variety of intriguing landmarks, whether they belong to her new home, her beloved hometown, or somewhere else entirely! Regardless of what (or where) she paints, if she can provide you with an escape from the stress of everyday life by inviting you into her imaginary world, she has achieved her artistic goal.
To order affordable, superior quality, archival giclée prints of her work, or to just keep an eye on the latest products of Margaret Ann’s vibrant imagination, you’ve reached the right place!
To stay up to date on Margaret Ann’s painting endeavors, art events and galleries displaying her art visit:
-Her website: MargaretAnnLambert.com
-Facebook.com/TownPainter (or simply search for Margaret Ann’s Art on Facebook)
-Contact info: TownPainter@gmail.com