Art on show

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 16:21 19/04/2014
Peter Lambert
DEENA COSTER

Open home: Okato artist Peter Lambert is opening the doors to his studio this weekend. Visitors will get a chance to see a range of his work, including his most recent oil paintings completed over the summer.

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A chance to get a glimpse at some Okato art work is on offer this weekend.

Artist Peter Lambert's open weekend began on Friday and so far a steady stream of people have been through his Gossling St studio to have a look.

He said he enjoyed this type of event as it gave him a ''great chance'' to talk to people about his art and what inspired it.  He has held an open weekend at his studio at least once a year for the past two decades.

A full time artist since 1982, Lambert has amassed a large number of works, most of which is for sale. This includes a series of portraits and landscapes, including several oil paintings he completed over the recent summer months. Work inspired by a 2011 trip to Berlin is also exhibited.

Lambert said he considered himself to be contemporary figurative painter but that he also liked to experiment.  

An example of this is the use of spray paint in a some recent works.''I love the spontaneity of the spray can,'' he said.

In terms of the future, Lambert said he wanted to develop the idea of incorporating people and scenes he had sketched when out in public into paintings in order to create a ''contemporary snapshot'' of modern life.

His daughter Rachel Lambert, who is based in Okato, also has some of her jewellery on display at the studio including earrings, rings and necklaces.  

Lambert's studio is located at 1 Gossling St, Okato and is open today, Sunday and Monday from 10am-4pm. 

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