My art is about how the land and sky feels to me. I paint ‘’plein air’, gathering information from what I see around me. Early morning and late afternoon are the most magical times for me to paint outdoors. During these hours, the light that bathes the world is exciting, nourishing, soothing. I am never interested in painting what is ‘out there’ but instead painting what is ‘in here’, what I see. I play with color and mark until they match my feelings for the subject. I add and subtract paint using large brushes and free fast strokes, intentionally outpacing my ability to think and analyze. Responding to the heartbeat of the subject, I follow its lead intuitively. I feel so fortunate to be a witness of nature’s miracles and to communicate this energy and spirit through my art.
“Beth Greenwell Lambert loved to draw and paint as a child. She earned her BFA in Studio Art with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. After raising 3 children, she returned to painting fulltime. She studied with Don Stone in Port Clyde and Monhegan Island, Maine, attended the Johnson Studio School in Vermont and many painting workshops on Cranberry Island, Great Spruce Island and in Eastport, Maine. She participates in the juried Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine outdoor festivals. She is represented by Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor and Little Cranberry Island. Beth and her husband live in Southwest Harbor on the Seawall Road where they have a gallery in their home. She also enjoys organic gardening, hiking and playing music.”