Graham Lambert . Born 1963 . Living in Didsbury, Manchester

Digital self portrait

"I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it" (Van Gogh). Those words struck me as something close to the way I feel about painting. I'm an amateur painter and just enjoy the process and I love to try out a new subject matter or treatment, and to do a different painting each time. The result means my work appears eclectic but it makes it very enjoyable for me. I have a desire to explore and the subject matter is mostly about what inspires me at the time. After choosing the subject I have no true idea of how a painting will develop and so I really enjoy allowing it to take shape without much of a pre-formed plan.

I like to find surprises in each work I do. For example, an unpredictable relationship of colours or some unexpected dynamism, or a rough undeveloped area of the canvas that I may eventually decide to leave alone.

didsbury art show

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