Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WORK OF THE WEEK: Peonies by Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb
Peonies
oil on canvas
22 x 23 inches
Throughout history peonies have been highly sought after for their beauty and symbolism. With their full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. Traditionally couples that are celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary are given peonies as present. In China, peonies symbolize nobility. During the Sui and Tang dynasty peonies were planted at the imperial palace and were considered a symbol for nobility and honor refereed to as, "flower of riches and honor" and "the king of flowers," only the emperor was allowed to own them. Peonies have since become the traditional flower symbol of China.

Sarah Lamb, a highly skilled realist painter, was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She graduated from the Brenau Women’s College in 1993 with a degree in Studio Art. During college she studied at the Studio Art Center in Florence, Italy. Following her graduation, she spent two years painting at the Ecole Albert Defois in France with artist Ted Seth Jacobs. Lamb moved to New York in 1997 and spent six years studying under Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier. Her painting style is very classical, she uses her sharp attention to detail to create exquisite still life, landscape, and trompe l’oeil paintings. She has had several solo shows and has exhibited in major galleries in Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Alexandria, New York, and Connecticut.

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203.869.3664 or art@cavaliergalleries.com