ALISON LAMBERT was born in England in 1957. She studied at Leek and Coventry Schools of Art, graduating in 1984 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

Since graduating, Lambert has established an international reputation as one of the foremost British artists working with the human figure. During the early part of her career she produced paintings and drawings of animal and human forms which evoked a strange world of mystery and ritual. Many of the early works were influenced by classical literature and early Greek statuary.

Later works were influenced by medieval religious imagery and iconography. These sources gave her work a profound sense of inwardness and a feeling for subjective states associated with belief and inner emotion. Her imagery had moved away from the earlier cool classical forms towards a greater realism and concern for the sense of the subjective individual.