Immersing himself in majestic surroundings is part of Jim Lamb's daily routine, whether it's the rolling hills California or its pacific coast beaches. Capturing the beauty of the natural world is his every day reality. An award-winning participant in the selective Northwest Rendezvous group of painters, Jim Lamb is also a regular participant in a number of prestigious California invitational shows, including the Laguna Beach plein air painting invitational and Sonoma plein air show. 'A large percentage of my paintings are created on location, 'en plein air.' Painting outdoors is invigorating to me. I enjoy the solitude, the sights and sounds of the outdoors. I'm driven by the challenge of capturing directly on canvas the essence of what inspires me.'