Howard Lamar


Howard Lamar “She’s An Angel” series, work on paper

A playful, joyous quality infuses the art of Ojai artist Howard Lamar.  His work can be found in private and public collections internationally.  Lamar has come a long way from his early “exhibitions,” which were nothing more than small watercolors, largely impressionist landscapes, arrayed on a blanket. Over the years, his art has changed dramatically, reflecting the fulfillment he found with his wife Adona, and later, his family.  The viewer finds elements of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso, but always those elements are given a new, fresh expression bursting with color and instantly recognizable.  While his symbolism may at first be unknown, careful study reveals a unique vision.  “Painting,” Lamar says, “is feeling put on paper.”  In a world that may be dark and forbidding, Lamar

Lamar‘s documentation took place in 2004 and was sponsored by John & Cherie Brant.  The Focus On The Masters archive has extensive information about this artist.