Debbie Lambert | Nature Revealed

Debbie Lambert, Lake Kaniere River, oil on canvas 2018
Debbie Lambert | Nature Revealed | Ashburton Art Gallery



The Ashburton Art Gallery is celebrating the start of the Summer Programme with the opening of local painter Debbie Lambert’s solo exhibition Nature Revealed.  This is the first opening of three exhibitions to be held at the Gallery over the Summer period, all with New Zealand-based art or artists.


Nature Revealed has been two years in the making and captures the remote view of the mid-Canterbury landscape and further afield. Through the expansive oil paintings on show we can trace the artist’s journey to snow-capped peaks, lush bush and winding rivers. 


Lambert says: “Nature, for me, provides my soul food.  It’s a place of beauty, peace and contentment.  A place for retrospection, balance and healing.  In the quiet moments when I stop, look and listen, I receive the most precious gifts.  Birdsong, windsong, the music of water in its many forms, colours in tones and hues, dancing light, pure air, amazing vistas.”


Debbie Lambert has been painting for over 23 years and teaching art part-time for the last ten years.  She explores both oil and watercolour painting techniques and is an avid plein air artist.  Her famous painting trips have taken her to Italy, Austria, Hong Kong and Ireland to name a few. 


“Debbie’s paintings not only capture our stunning vistas, but tell tales of exploration and discovery of magical moments found in our collective backyard” says Ashburton Art Gallery Manager/Curator Shirin Khosraviani


The opening of the exhibition, Nature Revealed will be held on Wednesday, 13 November at 6pm.  As part of the opening formalities, Debbie will share tales of her adventures and dedication to capturing her surroundings.   


Artwork in the exhibition will be available for purchase from the Gallery.


Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 13 November 2019 | 6pm

Exhibition Available: 14 November 2019 – 10 January 2020





Exhibition details:


14 November 2019 – 10 January 2020


Gallery Hours:

Open Daily 10am – 4pm

Open Wednesday 10am – 7pm


Admission: Free.  All welcome.


For more information, and high-res images contact:

Martine Tait
Business and Communications Assistant
Ashburton Art Gallery
03 308 1133



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Ashburton Art Gallery

13 Nov 2019