By Monique Boissier-Sporn for The Island Connection
Charleston resident oil painter Hilarie Lambert will tell you she enjoys painting the familiar: vintage toys, notable architecture, or coastal scenes, but nothing about her work is “ordinary.” Through the filter of light in an egret’s wings in flight, or the way a newspaper crumbles under just caught blue crabs, Lambert reveals the beauty in what we might have forgotten or gotten too busy to notice – the magic of every day.
The world in Ms. 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, 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.
A former graphic designer, and illustrator from Upstate New York, Lambert has studied under Burton Silverman, Kim English, Scott Burdick, and Judy Carducci. She travels extensively in Italy and France, where she paints and visits family. She is the recipient of numerous awards. She is an Associate Member of The Oil Painters of America, a Member of the Portrait Society of America, and an Associate member of Women Painters of the South East. To mention just a few of her many recognitions in the art world, in 2017 Lambert had a solo show at Principle Gallery in Charleston and was featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition. She was a finalist in the 23rd Oil Painters of America 2014 National Exhibition, in Bennington, VT., a recipient of the Figurative Honorable Mention Award at the Artfields exhibition in the Spring of 2014, and a finalist in the Richeson Still Life Competition 2014.
Ms. Lambert will be at the Seabrook Artists Guild Sept. 19 meeting, at the Lake House from 2 -4 p.m. She will critique art works brought in by guild members, and give a demonstration to illustrate her vision and technique.
For more information on the Seabrook Island Artists Guild, guest artists workshops, classes and events, please visit our website: SeabrookIslandArtistGuild.com.Tweet