Whether it be the vibrant orange of California Poppies, the emerald green of the coastal pacific coves, or luscious lavender in the California hills, Jim Lamb's sumptuous works invite us to revel in the inspirational beauty around us. Lamb does not seek to capture the qualities of a specific location but rather the beauty, light and color harmonies of the California landscape. Spacial relationships, color, and light are paramount for the artist. “California Hillside” was painted plein air and captures Mother Nature in her true glory. The open, blue sky and the interlocking permutations of green suggest healthfulness and, by extension, optimism. The painting is signed “J.Lamb” lower left and is housed in a beautiful, hand-gilded gold frame.