French artist working and living full time on Hydra Island Greece. Her Hydra paintings depend upon her emotions which are inspired by her surroundings and events as they unfold around her. This talented painter's work is occasionally exhibited or you can view her original artwork by private appointment.
Maribe Lambert was born in Paris in 1947 and grew up in Toulouse France.
From 1965-1969, she studied at the National School of Fine Arts and Applied Arts in the city of Bourges, France. After successfully gaining her CAFAS certificates, from 1969-1970 she opted for decoration as her speciality. She qualified as a Surface Designer. Throughout this time, Maribe participated in many group exhibitions hosted by the Ministry of Culture the centre of Bourges.
In 1972, Maribe travelled to Greece where she organised a painting workshop for the children of Athens. And in 1972 she received first prize for her work entered in the XEN exhibition in Kifisia. She continued painting and exhibiting in Greece, spending some of her time at the Atelier of the painter Paris Prekkas, until she met a Hydriot!
In 1981 Maribe married into the Markouizou family and moved permanently to Hydra which has been her home ever since.
Even though she continued to paint, the nature of her work changed becoming very personal. So much so that Maribe was reluctant to exhibit what she has described as her “children”.
However, in 2015, Maribe submitted a number of paintings for the ‘Paintings in the Garden’ exhibition at the Melina Mercouri Hall, Hydra, which were well received and applauded.
2018 was a busy year for Maribe as she took part in two group exhibitions on Hydra. The first was the Miaoulia 2018 exhibition in June, followed by the Summer exhibition in August. Her work for both exhibitions was again well received and she even parted with one of her “children” which is now hanging in the Hydra home of Polish Film Director Paweł Pawlikowski.
Maribe works from her studio at home in Mandraki. Her work is available to see and purchase by appointment. In the first instance, please use the email form below to make an appointment.