August 14 – September 15, 2010
The Schomburg Gallery is pleased to present new works
by Sally Lamb.
In the show titled "Pools and Patios", I used the swimming pool as
the quintessential symbol of--summer fun--in the sun.
All across the US, people are enjoying their back yard pools,
with B-B-Q's and gatherings of family and friends. I wanted to paint the feeling of this wonderful, carefree and playful time of the year, that we all enjoy.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, the beach was also a summer playground for me. The beach, in summer, has it's own special light, and emotional content that changes hour by hour. However, ocean water, is visually very different from the sparkling lights and intense colors that you see in the back yard pool.
Water in swimming pools continuously dances with movements, reflections and bedazzling complex patterns. I delight in seeing that very bright and startling oasis of turquoise water, stretched out across the yard, surrounded by a colorful patio filled with lush tropical plants. Water and plants, in all sorts of settings, is the general theme of this exhibition.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Sally Lamb attended local public schools and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. Sally taught at the Brentwood Art Center for fifteen years. Her professional affiliations include The California Art Club and Women Painters West. Currently, her teaching involves only private instruction in watercolor and oil painting, drawing and design.
Her work has been extensively displayed both locally and nationally. She is represented in private as well as corporate collections. Her last solo exhibition “Light and Shadow” focused on landscapes and botanicals. Her large wall mural depicting giant magnolia blossoms can be seen at El Cholo Restaurant in Santa Monica. Sally’s long career has included book covers and illustrations, costume designs, educational film demonstrations and promotional designs for film presentation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Though she has traveled the world, the subjects that most often fill her canvases are landscapes of the local areas. She lives high on a hill in Pacific Palisades overlooking the curve of Santa Monica Bay. She enjoys the close community and village atmosphere of the Palisades that she shares with her family and friends.