Artist's Biography

Trisha Lambi is an award-winning figurative artist known for her bold oil paintings of landscape and figurative subjects.

Light and its effect on form is Trisha’s chief inspiration. She has developed a skillful technique whereby light is depicted with expert and smoothly blended tones to convey realism but also a sense of emotion from the moody fall of light and her wonderful colour sense. Trisha’s masterful depiction of light combined with a playful quirkiness and daubs of vibrant colour also bring to her paintings an unexpected and delightful element.

Born in 1962 into a large and very close family, Trisha had always dreamed of becoming an artist and her earliest memories are of drawing for her great aunts whilst her siblings ran amok outside.  As a child Trisha loved drawing people and was happiest when creating art. Her childhood drawings of relatives saw the beginning of a life-long passion for portraiture and figurative work.

After leaving school, Trisha began a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, however the lure of independence proved too strong and she gave studies away to join the workforce, but for the following 16 years continued to dabble in painting.

In 1996, the birth of her son was the catalyst for Trisha to fully realize her dream to become an artist and she began to paint in earnest while caring for her two young children. Initially, Trisha specialised in commissioned portraits and began to enter local painting competitions and exhibitions. With the sales of works, her confidence as an artist grew and by 2003 she was painting professionally full time and had staged her first solo exhibition in Sydney. In Queensland Trisha is represented by respected Fine Art Consultant, Tiffany Jones.

Since then, Trisha has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas in Italy, Germany, the USA, Great Britain, China and Taiwan. She has been a finalist in many prestigious competitions and won prizes in Australia and overseas.

Career highlights include Trisha’s selection to represent Australia at the 2006 and 2007 Guangzhou Art Fair in China and becoming a finalist in the 2012 Art Taipei International Competition. While exhibiting in the Guangzhou International Art Fair in China, one of her pieces was selected by the GIAF Committee to represent Australia in all the marketing for the event.

Other accolades include her selection as a Zone winner in the London Olympics 2012 Art Show and being chosen as one of the “Best Picks for Painting” in the 2013 Dubai International Emerging Artist Award. Her latest achievements include contributing to “Underbelly”, a group show curated by Dab Art at H Gallery in Ventura California and her selection as a finalist in the Hornsby Art Prize.