Lake Albrecht’s work is inspired by the 19th-century Impressionism movement and other geniuses of modernity. In the late 80s and early 90s, she was represented by Carson-Shapiro Art Gallery and McGrath & Brawn Art Consulting Firm in Denver, who installed several of her paintings at Marriot Hotels in San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan. She taught art at the university level and studied under national and international watercolorist Betty deMaree both in the US and overseas. After moving to Hawaii in 1993, she won the ‘Nani Hana No’eau’ and ‘Windsor Newton’ awards along with acceptances into the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Art Exhibitions. Lake switched gears to academia for a period while raising a family but now has returned to the art world as of 2018. Her love of the modern French masters, especially Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas, and the southwest landscape has inspired the use of movement, pattern, and textures in her work.