Sky Bliss by Tracy Lambros  
Oil, Gold, Bronze Pigments  on Panel    2020 

STATEMENT
  2021 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Blue Door
TRANSCEND

 Painting has always been my way to not only interpret my world, but also to transcend it. When in my studio and deeply immersed in the process of painting the chaos of our times falls away. These works, created mostly in 2020, were inspired by the natural surroundings on Hoopers Island, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, and the Chesapeake Bay Region - places that provided tranquil sanctuaries throughout a turbulent year. Current events, however, were ever present in my mind and heart as I worked each day. The daily emotional whiplash triggered by seemingly endless horrifying and unconscionable events also informed this body of work, however, did not define it. Transcendence for me is a peaceful rebellion.

BIO

Tracy Lambros lives and works in Baltimore and from her studio on Hooper’s Island, Maryland. She is known for her luminous oil paintings that evoke land, sea, and sky. Her highly anticipated and very successful 2021 solo exhibition "Transcend" recently ended. Despite the pandemic, it was well attended (both virtually and in person) and twenty four works were placed in new collections. Lambros' paintings, photographs, and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational shows and are widely collected. She was recently awarded a Purchase Prize by Maryland Federation of Art in coordination with Peterson Companies at National Harbor for her painting Luminous Eventide 1. Her painting Cerrillos Sky and her photograph Kauai 3 were accepted into the Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition and the Annual Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and are currently on view there. In 2020 her works were accepted into the highly competitive 9 for 19 nine-person exhibition at First Street Gallery in New York City. She earned an MFA in Painting and a BFA in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and began her artistic career in Manhattan where she lived for a decade, including a year on a houseboat on the Hudson River. 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.