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John Lawrence

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2018

Artworks for sale: 6

United Kingdom

About John Lawrence

 
 
  • Biography
    I've been painting since teenage years it wasn't easy I worked all hours painting & travelling to Covent Garden, Greenwich & other London markets to show & sell my work. I painted what would sell & what would put food on the table. Commissions allowed larger works, my imagination could run riot & I could truly create my own compositions conveyed in my own abstract language and I always wanted to give a sense of mystery. My work over the years has been in exhibited in various galleries in and around London & Kent, in public collections; Queens University in Belfast, Manchester & Bristol City Art Museum, private collections of Robert Redford, Bjorn Borg, Barbara Streisand & Jack Nicholson & corporate collections of Legal & General, Royal Bank of Scotland, Cocoa-Cola & Nuffield Foundation. Having lunch with the Queens equerry with fellow artists was a privilege but I was not the pushiest of fellows & allowed the more ambitious of my friends to court royal patronage. Over the years I've experimented with a variety of techniques & subject matters, I can paint anything but now I paint for me again & I choose colour & abstract landscape & seascapes with a mixture of oils and watercolours. I cannot stop creating art, sketching my surroundings around my home in South London, the people, my observations, my interpretations. Having lived in London all my life visits to open countryside & looking out at the sea shows me space with no boundaries but I still find myself seeking out evidence of mans marks & I feel compelled to incorporate this in my work. A storyteller at heart art is the only way I can record my view of the world I paint daily and I'm running out space despite reusing canvas & paper and my family have encouraged me to engage with social media & try Artfinder. At my age I no longer want to negotiate & haggle commissions with galleries, I work from home so I thought why not sell my work from home. I'm regularly in London, trying new coffee places & getting a fix for my sweet tooth, buying new materials & rummaging through markets for frames & old books. I repair old musical instruments restoring them to their former self, I play the guitar having retired the trumpet & sax, I don't quite have the puff anymore but still the vigour, energy & sense of wonderment & joy to continue creating.
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  • Education

    1954 - 1957

    Royal College of Art

    1952 - 1954

    Bromley School of Art

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    Event: Open Art

    Dates: Aug. 1, 1968 - Sept. 30, 1968

    Venue: Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London UK

    Exhibiting for fellow South Londoner Nicholas Treadwell at the opening of his own first gallery at 36 Chiltern Street, in the West End of London. A selection of modern abstract works designed to provoke attention.

    Event: Trends in Modern Art

    Dates: May 1, 1966 - June 30, 1966

    Venue: Trafford Gallery, London

    As a Fellow of the British Academy I was invited to show various new pieces at the Trafford & Mayor Gallery in London. An event organised by the Federation of British Artists

    Event: One Man Show

    Dates: Feb. 3, 1963 - April 5, 1963

    Venue: Crystal Palace Gallery, London

    My opening show of abstract landscape art featuring Sussex countryside.

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Education

1954 - 1957

Royal College of Art

1952 - 1954

Bromley School of Art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Open Art

Dates: Aug. 1, 1968 - Sept. 30, 1968

Venue: Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London UK

Exhibiting for fellow South Londoner Nicholas Treadwell at the opening of his own first gallery at 36 Chiltern Street, in the West End of London. A selection of modern abstract works designed to provoke attention.

Event: Trends in Modern Art

Dates: May 1, 1966 - June 30, 1966

Venue: Trafford Gallery, London

As a Fellow of the British Academy I was invited to show various new pieces at the Trafford & Mayor Gallery in London. An event organised by the Federation of British Artists

Event: One Man Show

Dates: Feb. 3, 1963 - April 5, 1963

Venue: Crystal Palace Gallery, London

My opening show of abstract landscape art featuring Sussex countryside.


 

Biography

I've been painting since teenage years it wasn't easy I worked all hours painting & travelling to Covent Garden, Greenwich & other London markets to show & sell my work. I painted what would sell & what would put food on the table. Commissions allowed larger works, my imagination could run riot & I could truly create my own compositions conveyed in my own abstract language and I always wanted to give a sense of mystery. My work over the years has been in exhibited in various galleries in and around London & Kent, in public collections; Queens University in Belfast, Manchester & Bristol City Art Museum, private collections of Robert Redford, Bjorn Borg, Barbara Streisand & Jack Nicholson & corporate collections of Legal & General, Royal Bank of Scotland, Cocoa-Cola & Nuffield Foundation. Having lunch with the Queens equerry with fellow artists was a privilege but I was not the pushiest of fellows & allowed the more ambitious of my friends to court royal patronage. Over the years I've experimented with a variety of techniques & subject matters, I can paint anything but now I paint for me again & I choose colour & abstract landscape & seascapes with a mixture of oils and watercolours. I cannot stop creating art, sketching my surroundings around my home in South London, the people, my observations, my interpretations. Having lived in London all my life visits to open countryside & looking out at the sea shows me space with no boundaries but I still find myself seeking out evidence of mans marks & I feel compelled to incorporate this in my work. A storyteller at heart art is the only way I can record my view of the world I paint daily and I'm running out space despite reusing canvas & paper and my family have encouraged me to engage with social media & try Artfinder. At my age I no longer want to negotiate & haggle commissions with galleries, I work from home so I thought why not sell my work from home. I'm regularly in London, trying new coffee places & getting a fix for my sweet tooth, buying new materials & rummaging through markets for frames & old books. I repair old musical instruments restoring them to their former self, I play the guitar having retired the trumpet & sax, I don't quite have the puff anymore but still the vigour, energy & sense of wonderment & joy to continue creating.
 
 
 
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