Growing up in the Southwest, Ms. Lamkin formed a very special relationship with the land and its people, its plant life and adobe structures. She studied in Colorado at Adams State College, the University of Colorado and Arapahoe Community College with contemporaries Zoltan Sabo, Bill Alexander and Eric Girard. A colorist, Lamkin explores the constantly changing dimensions of the external world with an intense, personal response. "I was driven by the landscape, but I wanted my own kind of expression, something that would reflect spiritual and emotional searches," she says. Her depth of vision materializes in beautifully simplified, universal shapes which are easily identified. To Lamkin, each object possesses an energy that removes it from the ordinary plane.