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Featuring representational plein air and studio

fine art original oil landscape paintings by Jim Lamb



OLYMPIA, WA--On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Governor's Mansion Art Curators hosted a preview reception and lecture by the nationally recognized Washington State artist, Jim Lamb.  The event was held in the Mansion's ballroom and was attended by 110 specially invited guests of the artist and members/associates of the Governor's Mansion Foundation.  On the previous Monday, Governor Jay Inslee and his wife, First Lady, Trudi, initiated a private meeting with the artist and his wife, Cathy, to get acquainted and talk about the paintings.

The exhibition, IMPRESSIONS OF WASHINGTON, is comprised of a collection of Lamb's oil paintings of the Pacific Northwest, including nearly half of the works created especially for this exhibition.  The works will continue on display in the gallery for one year, May 23, 2013 through May 15, 2014.  

Born in Hamilton, Montana, Jim Lamb is an artist of incredible talent.  His plein air paintings capture the immense beauty, seasonal variety, and spirituality of the Pacific Northwest's vastness.  The artist demonstrates his graphic ability for capturing the very details that distinguish and celebrate Washington State's magnificent seascapes and landscapes.

Governor Jay Inslee, Jim Lamb, Cathy Lamb, Trudi Inslee, Exhibition Curators Beverly & John Graham

Jim Lamb discusses his painting techniques with the Governor who also enjoys painting when he has the time

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TALL TREES IN EVENING LIGHT             Oil on Linen                   24x30 Inches

I was recently on a pleinair painting trip in So. California.  The fantastic varieties of eucalyptus trees always interest me.  Their unique shapes and various colors provide great picture-making opportunities.  When you add that golden, warm southern California sunset light, it can be stunnning.  Currently on display at the Dawson Cole Fine Art gallery in Laguna Beach, CA