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Artist Alison Lambert Visits LPGS

The Visual Arts Department was delighted to welcome Alison Lambert to present a talk about her work and career as a Fine Artist to GCSE and A-Level students.

Alison has become one of the foremost British figurative artists concentrating mainly on the human head and figure, and has evolved a drawing style that is uniquely her own. Her work has been acquired by the British Museum Print and Drawing collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA. Her work also features in many public and corporate collections and in private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.

Fine Art students are studying Alison’s work as part of their coursework, and shared these comments:

"I found it interesting how the expressions on her subjects became so human-like through her process of creating in the sense that they were not entirely one emotion. This ambiguity resembles the fragility and complexity of the human condition. Now it’s all I can think about when I see her work."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the talk Alison Lambert did. I found everything she said very interesting, especially her process of work and how the art-work gives her ideas. She was also very humble and I don’t think she knows how good she is!"

"Alison lambert’s speech was truly interesting. It really went in depth and educated me on her process, her interests and her creative mind-set. It inspired me to branch out and explore differ-ent styles and forms of art and portraiture, rather than just repli-cating an image. Overall it was a 10/10 experience."

"It was a great opportunity to get to hear from such a well-established and successful artist. I found out what drives her as an artist and what her early years of an artist was like. I found it particularly beneficial as I could see how her work evolved to form her own unique technique and what it is like to work on such a large scale which is something I have always been interested in."

"I found the talk from Alison Lambert very inspiring. It was useful to gain insight into the life of an artist, to learn how to maintain a career in the creative industries and to understand Lambert’s source of inspiration. I particularly like the depth and tone of Lambert’s work which she achieves by using charcoal. Her process of layering paper and building over an image is highly effective.

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