About Sarah Lamb
Introduction & Early Journey
Sarah Lamb is a talented and dynamic realist painter. With classical skill—and through transparency, depth, and texture—she captures the minute details of everyday objects in her dramatic still lifes and luscious landscapes. She makes us love the familiar and see beauty in the mundane.
Born in Petersburg, VA, with a passion for art and an appreciation for the past, Sarah embarked on her artistic journey at a young age. She spent a semester at the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, before graduating from Brenau Women’s College with a BS degree in Studio Art in 1993. Following a transformative summer workshop in Santa Fe, NM, under the guidance of renowned classical painter Jacob Collins, she ventured to The Ecole Albert Defois in the Loire Valley, where she spent two years honing her craft with classical realist artist Ted Seth Jacobs.
Artistic Career & Achievements
In 1997, Sarah made a pivotal move to New York, where she spent the next six years studying and painting under the mentorship of Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier. Her dedication to her craft bore fruit, as she achieved success with one-woman shows in major galleries across the United States, including Atlanta, Houston, and San Francisco. Her work was also represented in art galleries in Alexandria, VA, St. Simon’s Island, Gainesville, GA, Sag Harbor, NY, and Madison, CT.
More recently, Sarah has continued to make her mark in the art world with sell-out, one-woman shows at prestigious galleries like the Spanierman Gallery in NY, the Meredith Long Gallery in Houston, TX, and the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Her remarkable talent has been featured in magazines such as American Artists, American Art Collector, and Southwest Art, earning her recognition as one of America’s most talented young painters.
British-born art critic, John A. Parks, eloquently wrote, 'Sarah Lamb brings to her work a robustly sensual grasp of the world. Her keenness of eye and joyful brush make the whole enterprise feel freshly alive as she reminds us what the really wonderful things in life are.'
Today, Sarah, her husband, artist David Larned, and their daughter, Sadie, divide their time between Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley and Houston, Texas, where Sarah continues to create art that captivates and inspires.
Below are select original oil paintings currently available for purchase.