Acclaimed Okanagan artist Louise Lambert is well known for her breathtaking renditions of vineyards both local and abroad. Local media nicknamed Louise the “The Lady of Light” for her ability to capture, within her works, the spectacular lights and shadows of surrounding mountains, skies and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. Estate wineries such as Quails’ Gate, Summerhill, St. Hubertus, Greata Ranch and CedarCreek, to name a few, have welcomed her shows and displays and tourists and locals alike have acquired her work as a way of taking home some of the ambience of their vineyard visit. winecountrystudios.ca 250-212-3674
Louise explains, “The vineyard owner or manager has a great deal of input on helping me select the scenes I paint. It is usually an area that captures the essence of their pride in their vineyard. I love to paint on location so I can capture the nuances of colour and light. The artwork is taken back to my studio where the finishing touches are made. From the original we will create a limited number of signed giclees that can be sold at the winery, galleries, inns and my Wine Country Studio. This has brought a lot of publicity to the vineyards, as the artwork travels back to homes of visitors across the country and around the world.”
Louise was educated as a portrait artist at Coppeni Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio, Texas. Louise’s landscapes transport the viewer to amazing places. She has not forgotten her roots however, and brings this spirit to life in her portraiture paintings of the captivating wine women series.
Women and Wine Series
“These women are every women at one point in time in their life…. strong, pensive, playful, seductive and wise.”
The well-acclaimed “JAUNE CHIC” was the first of a three part series of women donning the yellow hat. Jaune Chic is contemplating her thoughts of ending a hopeless affair while playing flirtatiously with her pearls and sipping icewine. The final painting of this series titled “Presence” – reflects back to us casting her wisdom that it was all a game and she now is the master.
The originals were sold as soon as they were displayed; yet you maybe able to snatch up a limited giclee for your own.
Sharing Painting In The Vineyard
Louise loves to share the experience of painting in the vineyard. In collaboration with the City of Kelowna, she conducts plein aire (outdoor) workshops with students. The next ones are planned for this June 8th and June 22nd at Tantalus Vineyard and Sperling Vineyard.
Featured On Our Cover; The Creation of “Wine Time for Canines”
Louise, who loves both dogs and wine, held a casting call for dog models at The Rotten Grape Wine & Espresso Bar, a local wine bar. Louise composed and painted these charming pups (including her own) engaged in the tasting ritual at The Rotten Grape. For those who would like to invite this gathering into their own homes as a painting, pop into The Rotten Grape on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. Limited signed giclees are available. Rotten Grape Owner Rita Myers’ beloved Portuguese Water Dog, Praia – a true regular at the bar – also graces the painting.