Jim LambBorn in Hamilton, Montana, now living in Sammamish, WA, Jim Lamb studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and has fifteen years experience as a professional freelance illustrator. His work has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Football League, U.S. Postal Service, the White House, the Pentagon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as numerous leading movie studios and national corporations.

But Jim’s long-held interest in the landscape remained with him over the years, and he made the decision to pursue the painting of the landscape. Lamb’s entire illustration career was built around working from photographs, so the idea of working directly from life, with all the challenges presented by nature made him realize he was going to have to learn how to paint, and paint more rapidly. It was an awesome challenge. He attended several workshops taught by leading landscape painters, which proved to be invaluable in his desire to pursue the direct depiction of nature.

Lamb’s work was featured on the cover and inside the May 2010 issue of Southwest Art magazine. His paintings are collected throughout the United States and were recently exhibited for one year at the Governor’s Mansion Gallery in Olympia, Washington. Jim is also a member of the prestigious Northwest Rendezvous Group (NWR) of artists. He resides in the state of Washington with his wife, Cathy, who is also a fine artist. Their adult children, Kristi, Tim, and Lisa are artists in their own right.


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