South Carolina artist Erica Lambertson creates beautiful oil paintings.
Erica Lambertson’s paintings are figurative, gestural, and sometimes surreal. She takes inspiration from painters all throughout history. She paints on canvas, paper, yupo, or wood panel with oils in a modern yet representational style.
“I want my paintings to feel unique and directly represent my own life experience,” she says. “I want them to read as a reflection my personal viewpoint, which is heavily affected by the times that I live in (media, photography, the internet, advertisement trends).”
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So much to learn from others
“I have been very lucky to always have been surrounded by mentors and friends whose work has inspired and pushed me,” Erica says. “New Orleans was an incredible place to start out and be able to come back to over the years. I have always felt that I was surrounded by artists and a thriving art scene that I was able to learn so much from. Everyone from my teachers and peers at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to my friends and colleagues in the Saint Claude Arts collectives, all have inspired me and encouraged the growth of my work. Really just the vibrancy of New Orleans itself as a city was an influence… no matter where I go in life there is always a part of my creative self that is somehow attached to New Orleans.”
What Erica’s working on
“I have been painting a lot of boats and water… using a lot of blue,” Erica says. “I feel that my paintings are turning in another direction right now and I am excited to see where it goes.”
“I normally work on about 20+ paintings at a time,” she says. “My paintings tend to be pretty influenced by my surroundings and the people who are in my life, which is all in transition, so I am in a time of fluctuation. I now have a house, with a garden, for the first time in so long I can hardly even remember… so, that is currently inspiring me.”
To see Erica’s latest paintings, visit Saatchi Art >