Secretary Bird

Exhibition: Artist:

John Lambie | Watercolour | 21.5 x 15 inches

Secretary Bird: seen on safari in South Africa. The wispy effects of the feathers was achieved by scratching out with a scalpel.

John graduated in Architecture in 1976 and practiced in the profession until his retirement in 2018. Along the way there were various detours – photography, garden design, teaching graphics in High School and painting at Kent Institute of Art and Design. During various architectural recessions John taught himself to paint, and has since entered various competitions and held several exhibitions. The need to earn a living took him back to architecture, but he is now able to paint full time.

His subject matter is rich and varied, and often inspired by extensive foreign travel. His first one man show was held in Cork Street ( at the Indian Tourist Office ) – a record of a trip to Rajasthan; the second, paintings of the works of Antonio Gaudi, at the RIBA – this then transferred to Barcelona for the duration of the Olympics. He has also shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Watercolour Society and many more well known galleries and publications.

His current obsession is with birds, inspired, no doubt, by his hobby of gliding. Artistically he has many influences, from modern day super realists and 1950’s book illustrators, through to the Victorian garden painters and Orientalists. Above all, he hopes that the craftsmanship and technique which he values is evident in his work.

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