Enigmatic Paradise 
Oil on Panel 26" x 26"
Academy Art Museum's 2023 Members' Exhibition
November 3 - 26, 2023

 My work grows out of a lifelong passion for natural spaces. The physical and psychological energy of a place, and the impact that energy has on the human spirit, mind, and body, has always fascinated me.  My paintings are evocations of land, sea, and sky- a response to nature filtered through memory and time, guided by an improvisational intuitive creative process. I am intrigued by capturing the dynamic interaction of the imagination, the sensual experience of painting, and the challenges that arise from a creative journey without a pre-determined outcome. I let the work unfold and evolve naturally and love the spontaneity of making marks, discovering textures fortuitously, finding shapes organically, and creating unexpected palettes. The works take on a life of their own when patterns and colors are filtered through the imagination of the viewer. Personal meaning resonates as the viewer enters the world of the painting, which is as ever-changing, wild, and enigmatic as the natural world that inspired it.
Tracy Lambros (U.S.) lives in Maryland and works from her studio on Hoopers Island. She earned an MFA and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is known for her luminous oil paintings that evoke land, sea, and sky. Her paintings, photographs and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are widely collected. New works were featured in three solo exhibitions: Monument Sotheby’s: Recent Paintings (2022-2023), Gallery Blue Door: Transcend (2021) and What Resonates (2019). Current works were published in issues of Circle Quarterly Art Review, Canvas Rebel, Voyage Baltimore, Tidewater Times, and Vanity Fair U.K.  She has won numerous awards and recent works have been selected for juried exhibitions such as: Woman’s Essence 2023 in Berlin, Germany, Changing Chesapeake at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Maryland, 9 x 19 at First Street Gallery in New York, Spectrum at Carriage Barn Art Center in Connecticut, RED at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in California, and at venues such as: MGM Grand Hotel at National Harbor, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Lowe House of Delegates, Circle Gallery, Curve Gallery, Academy Art Museum and Annapolis Maritime Museum. When not in her studio, she spends time traveling, seeing exhibitions, bike riding, reading, gardening, and advocating for causes that make the world a less violent and more equitable place to live.