Impressionist artist Valentina Lamdin to speak at Fallbrook Art Association meeting

Valentina Lamdin’s studio is full of her landscape and flower paintings.

FALLBROOK – Valentina Lamdin, impressionist artist demonstrator, will speak Sept. 16 to the Fallbrook Art Association at the Fallbrook Woman’s Club.

Valentina Ratschenko-Lamdin is a Russian artist who was influenced by her father, artist Jackob Ratschenko whom she lost during World War II.

As an artist, Lamdin does not limit herself to a subject, medium or style. She loves color and is recognized as a colorist with works in many private collections and museums.

Well-known artist Stephen Juharos said of Lamdin’s work that she is able to get the first impression of a subject without being influenced by unnecessary details. For 30 years, her primary focus has been teaching others, bringing out her student’s abilities and developing their talents.

Lamdin has more than a love of nature. For her, it is a passion representing “life itself, resurrection and continuity” depicted through her paintings of landscapes and flowers. Despite the hardships she has had in her life, she chooses to focus on beauty, joy and happiness.

Sign in starts at 9 a.m., a critique session by the guest artist starts 30 minutes later, one piece per member. The business meeting is at 10:15, followed by the guest artist demonstration from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Lamdin will conduct a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. that afternoon. Group size is limited; to be added to the workshop list, call Carol Reardon at (760) 731-6677. The workshop will cost $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

The Fallbrook Woman’s Club is located at 238 W. Mission Road in Fallbrook. The special needs entrance is off Mission Road on the west side of the building, and the regular parking lot is on the east side of the building.

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