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  • Writer's picturePeggy Nichols

Linsley Lambert, an artist whose work reflects a never-ending curiosity about her subject matter.

Updated: May 14, 2022

'Yawn, Attack!', oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches.

'From the time I could pick up a crayon, I have been completely captivated by the portrait, human and animal. Each face is unique yet universal, and can serve as my alter ego as well as a narrative painting. The face is a map to the soul, a revelation of universal archetypes. It satisfies my never-ending curiosity about people and is a rich, infinite source of my creativity.'

left to right: 'Parallel Dreams', oil on panel, 20 x 24 inches.,

'The Existential Professor Dumbledore', scratchboard on panel, 6 x 6 inches., 'Oscar Wild', oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches.

'Yin Yang', oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches.

'My subjects come from observing the world around me. It might be a person’s expression, musicians, my cats sleeping together in silly positions or models from my drawing group. A vibrantly colored paper, a medium or a technique may lead me to a new series. I also take inspiration from art history, particularly the Italian and Northern Renaissance periods, Neoclassical portraits, and of course, Holbein. It’s always a surprise to see what will trigger my creative impulses.'

'Maeve', oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

left to right: 'Sweatstain', oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches.,

'The Duke Spirit - Leila Moss', oil on canvas, 48 x 24 inches.,

'Wild Guitar Man', oil on canvas, 48 x 24 inches.

'Growing up around New York City, my earliest memory is being pushed in a stroller at the Museum of Modern Art. I spent innumerable hours in all the city’s art museums. My talent was cultivated at UCLA for two years, then at Carnegie Mellon University where I received my BFA in Painting. I live and work in Los Angeles where I have shown extensively.'

'Candice Nefertiti', oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches.

left to right: 'Reflections', oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches,.

'Ol'King Neptune', oil on panel, 14 x 11 inches.,

'Alexandria Lawrence', oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.

'Eat-It, Piaf', oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches.


'Jennifer', charcoal, pastel on paper, 18 x 24 inches.

left to right: 'Snow Maiden(Scorpio-Ice)', charcoal, pastel on paper, 24 x 18 inches., 'King David', silverpoint on panel, 7 x 5 inches., 'Maude as Mantegna's Dead Christ', charcoal, pastel on paper, 21 x 17 inches.

'Regal JJ', charcoal, pastel on paper, 24 x 18 inches.

Linsley Lambert

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