Artist StatementMy work grows out of a lifelong passion for natural spaces. In my painting, I connect to the feeling of freedom I had as a child roaming the fields and hills around my family’s farm house in Marriottsville, Maryland (prior to the overdevelopment of Howard County), and the calm that comes from places where you can experience a sense of the vastness of the land, sky and sea. I turn away from the human-made world and allow myself to explore that feeling of entering a space that is bigger than I am, a place without people, where light and the ebb and flow of attention can change the meaning of what we are experiencing as we move alone through a wild space. The physical and psychological energy of a place, and the impact that energy has on the human spirit, mind, and body, has always fascinated me. My paintings are landscapes of the imagination, interpretations or a response to nature filtered through memory and time, and guided by the creative process. I try to capture the dynamic interaction of imagination and sensual experience as I move through the landscape, and as it moves from day to night. My process when painting is intuitive and improvisational. I am interested in the effects of paint on canvas, and my recent paintings range from minimalist evocations of sky, sea and land to nuanced, layered, and textured explorations of the effects of paint, color, and pattern. Meaning arises as the viewer enters the world of the painting, which is as ever-changing, wild, and enigmatic as the natural world that inspired it.
Tracy Lambros lives and works in Baltimore and from her studio on Hooper’s Island- Maryland. While she does not confine herself to one medium or genre, her current focus is oil painting with works that are intuition and process driven. They range from purely abstract to those that are often evocative of nature: land, sky, and sea. She earned an MFA (Painting) and a BFA (Photography) from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She lived in Manhattan for nearly a decade (including a year on a houseboat on the Hudson River) where she maintained a studio and began exhibiting professionally. Ms. Lambros also lived in California. Her travels throughout that region, especially Big Sur and La Jolla, as well as time spent on the coasts of Maine, Maryland, and Virginia provoked her to begin painting. Currently, her natural surroundings on Hooper's island and Maryland's Chesapeake Bay region are constant sources of inspiration.
Her paintings, photographs, drawings and mixed media works have been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational shows and are widely collected. Her new oil paintings will be featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery Blue Door at 833 Park Avenue in Baltimore from June 29, 2019- August 3, 2019 (Opening Reception Saturday June 29 4- 7 pm). Her works have been recently exhibited at First Street Gallery in New York City, Carriage Barn Art Center in New Canaan, Connecticut and in Maryland at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Maryland Federation of Art, Strathmore Hall, Academy Art Museum, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Anne Marie Sculpture Garden and Art Center.
Ms. Lambros has also curated exhibitions and done extensive art consulting, fine arts collections management, special events, and community based art projects for Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and for private and corporate clients.