Art Exhibit ~ Tad Lamb & Fellow Painters

Quincie Douglas Library invites you to view the work of Tad Lamb and Fellow Painters. The exhibit will be on display until April 30, 2024.

Artist statement:

Our Lives Are A Wash
‘Life is a wash’. This double entendre describes perfectly the life of the watercolor artist since washes are the basic language of watercolor and like any practicing artist, we become a washed in our craft. For me, this phrase takes on even another meaning since the desert washes around Tucson are some of my favorite subjects. There are times, where my feet are wet from literally standing in a wash. You might say I’m creating washes while being a wash in a wash.
The practice of 2-D art goes on largely in solitude and while time spent alone in the studio is necessary and valuable, I’ve found that I need to spend time with other artists. We share a common vernacular. It’s good to network, commiserate, celebrate and create with each other. So, in the Spring of 2020 I started making a concerted effort to invite fellow painters to join me in ‘dipping our cups into the crystal fresh waters by which we paint’, and thus our little painting community was formed.
What you see here are a mix of images of different mediums done on our paint outs, in class or independently. For some, this is their first time to display. I’m pleased to present them to you.
Award winning artist, Tad Lamb, has been a member of the Tucson art community for over 35 years. He has served on the board of several local art organizations and is currently a Teaching Artist at The Drawing Studio. Tad still makes his home in Tucson where he lives with his wife, Mary Lou.

Images courtesy of Tad Lamb