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Meet Nancy Lamb

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Lamb.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I figured out early in life that I just wanted to make stuff and set out to do so. I was in an Experimental Art Program, which allowed us to try many different mediums, and I have had a ton of fun learning through those mediums- in my mind taking them to the limit of what I can do with them. Currently, I am working in oils and striving to reach my limit.

Here is my official bio:

Nancy Lamb (American, born 1956), sculptor and painter.  Formally trained at Texas Christian University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where she taught ceramics from 1970 to 2004. She has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art; Tuchfabrik, Trier, Germany; McClaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colo.; Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California; Arlington Museum, Arlington, Tex.; Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas; Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Gallery Nuvo, Ft. Worth, Texas and the Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Tex., among other places.   Her work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, Texas Monthly, and New American Painting.  Notable works include designs for two 200-foot terrazzo floors at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, murals for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and her slice-of-life oil paintings “Social Spaces”. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is associated with and represented by Art space 111.

Please tell us about your art.
Currently I am painting un-posed and off-guard and in the process of doing things. In trying to catch the true spirit of the moment, I introduce a penetrating quality that is created by slipping behind the social facade to uncover the mask society demands. I try to capture a still-life of the psychology of this suspended expression and combine it with textures, fabrics, and designs that go along with the visual rhetoric.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
I think pretty much everything is easier than was 30 or 40 years ago, especially with the rise of social media. The biggest challenge I see, is deciding if you want to create something that is beautiful for beauty’s sake, or if you want to make a statement about the condition of the world through the eyes of the media.

“You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Currently, I am represented by Artspace111. People can follow me on Instagram (@nancylamb1956), and on Facebook ( and (, and can visit my website at, and can just google me!

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Image Credit:
All images copyright Nancy Lamb 2018

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