My oil paintings depict nature and the hand-of-man in celebration of each other.
I was a professional stage actress for many years and always felt electrified performing in front of a live audience. The best theatrical experiences can awaken a play-goer to a deeper understanding of themselves and of the world.
Now I am an oil painter, and my years as an actress are my greatest influence. The canvases are my theatre, intense color and deep contrast are my emotional stage lighting, and my actors are a vibrant palette and expressive, impasto brushstrokes. My dramas revolve around frenetic rush hour traffic; quiet neighborhoods sinking into twilight; hectic urban activity; and powerlines and telephone poles slicing the sky into geometric shapes.
I hope that viewers will be moved to see the world around them in a whole new light, and to consider how beautiful and vibrant this wonderful world is.
Bonnie Lambert studied at the Art Center School of Design, Pasadena, CA with Ray Turner, Mark Strickland and David Limrite. Since 2009 she has attended the painting workshop of museum-collected Chicana artist Margaret Garcia.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ, 2015
Forest Lawn Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA, 2014
Latino Museum of Art, Pomona, CA, 2014
GALLERIES AND SELECTED EXHIBITS
Sugar Mynt Gallery, South Pasadena, CA, 2016, solo exhibit
Apothecary Gallery, Pomona, CA, 2014
1315 Studios, Chelsea, NYC
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, 2014
Jean Deleage Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, solo exhibit
Squared Gallery in Pershing Park, LA, CA, 2014
Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014
Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA, 2012, 2014
Ojai Art Fair, Ojai, CA, 2014
Plaza de la Raza Boathouse Gallery, LA, CA, Frank Romero Studio Holiday Exhibiton, 2012-2014
Portfolio Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 2013, 2015, 2 solo exhibits
UUCCSAM Art Wall, Santa Monica, CA, 2013, 2015, 2 solo exhibits
KGB Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012, 2013
dA Gallery & Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Fremont Gallery, South Pasadena, 2012, 2013, 2014
ChimMaya Art Gallery, East Los Angeles, CA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, solo exhibit
La Gallerie Gitana, San Fernando, CA, 2015, BEST OF SHOW, Twilight Rush
Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, 2015, 1st prize winner, Handsome