Podi Lawrence

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2016

Artworks for sale: 55

United Kingdom

About Podi Lawrence

 
 
  • Biography

    Now established in my teaching room at the Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset.
    Welcome to my Artfinder page.  I hope you like what you see. I am available to undertake special commissions from single colour sketches to full oils of most subjects including portraits. Most of the paintings on this site are offered unframed but please contact me if you would like to have them framed ready to hang.

    Painting and drawing, interpreting life in paint is my lifetime passion.  I love to be continuously challenged by subject or instant vision to translate into expressive lines, marks, shapes and colours; to give excitement to an image.  Although I would describe my style as impressionistic, I edge towards a little abstraction with the use of thick impasto paint, whilst still producing a recognisable image.  I specialised in portraiture and figurative scenes for many years, loving the challenges brought by these intimate occasions. But I am now painting more  landscapes or seascapes, grabbing a moment, a special light. 

    I love teaching. I give 1:1 instruction in my studio, or groups on weekend vacations. Full details are on my website. In 2018 I shall be running painting holidays in Greece (May) and Southern France (September).  You can come too.   
      

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

    First in “Water scene, Boats an Seascapes”  Artist of the Year 2015: SAA
    Finalist in the 2013 Artist of the Year (Artists & Illustrators Magazine) with   Palms and Shadows (Shadows #10).
    1st International Contemporary Art Exh , Museum of Modern Art, Panama.
    1st International Exh 2006 Rochester Art Club - New York,
    Society of Canadian Artists - Hon. Mention
    City Hall, Kitchener, Canada  : solo
    Arts & Letters Club-Toronto, Canada : solo (2)
    Homer-Watson Gallery, Kitchener, Canada : solo
    Portrait Society of Canada (elected member)
    Ontario Society of Artists, Canada:
    United Society of Artists, Westminster Gallery, London
    Society of Women Artists, Westminster Gallery, London
    Luxters Gallery, Buckinghamshire UK : solo exhibition of work for the English National Ballet during Residency.
    Contemporary Portrait Society - Hon Mention
    Discerning Eye Exh , London : selected by Prince Charles
    Salon de Paris (4 years) Bronze Medal 1994

    PUBLICATIONS
    Online : Artists & Illustrators Magazine:  Working with acrylic ink.
    Artists and Illustrators Magazine UK - illustration with Staedtler Pen.
    English National Ballet, Coppelia :  UK,  illustrations for Programme
    Contemporary Dance Studio, Canada : Illustrations for Programme & Advertising
    Corporate designs for brochures or advertising.


    CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
    Kings College Hospital, London
    English National Ballet, London
    The Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe.
    Wycombe Museum - Swan Theatre Opening, UK
    Contemporary Dance Company, Canada
    K-W Symphony Orchestra, Canada 
    UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Canada 
    Perimeter Institute, Canada
    Waterloo University,Canada.

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  • Education

    1987 - 1988

    Buckinghamshire Education Board - teaching cert

    1972 - 1974

    Royal College of Art - outreach

    1953 - 1955

    Harrow School of Art

  • Awards

    2015

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SAA) 2015

    First in the Seascapes & Water category in the ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2015 with the Society of All Artists. Exhibited at the Design Centre, London.

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    2013

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013

    Finalist (50).
    Exhibited in the Mall Galleries London.
    It an honour, exciting and fascinating to see all the other winners.
    Thank you Artist and Illustrators Magazine.

    2007

    Honourable Mention

    Society of Canadian Artists Annual Exhibition.

    2007

    Nominated ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

    1996

    Honourable Mention

    Contemporary Portrait Exhibition.

    1994

    SALON DE PARIS

    BRONZE MEDAL for painting of fellow artists in oils.

    1994

    Artist in Residence

    English National Ballet Company.
    6 months spent following the company through rehearsals and performances in London.

    1993

    Artist in Residence

    Originally commissioned to illustrate the Opening Celebration of the new Wycombe Swan Theatre, Podi continued to illustrate the Summer School productions which involved 200+ children. She also had the opportunity to study dancers of the English National Ballet and many musicians.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: OPEN for ART

    Dates: May 20, 2017 - June 4, 2017

    Venue: The Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset, UK

    Artists from Weymouth and Portland and surrounding areas will be opening their studios or joining in group shows (such as at the Heights Hotel).

    Event: Untitled

    Dates: Oct. 30, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

    Venue: WHITESTONES GALLERY & CAFE, Easton, Portland, Dorset, UK

    Podi will be displaying her series of “sites of interest” on Portland and other paintings.
    The Private View will be on Sunday 6th November 2-5pm.

    Event: SPIRIT OF PORTLAND

    Dates: July 29, 2016 - Aug. 7, 2016

    Venue: The Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset, UK

    A celebration of all that is Portland. A very special place with a long history. Lots going on during this week long festival. Full list to come shortly.
    Podi will be joined by 4 other artists exhibiting and painting in and around the Heights Hotel at the Top of Portland. Come and watch or even join in.

    Event: DORSET ART WEEKS : OPEN STUDIOS

    Dates: May 28, 2016 - June 12, 2016

    Venue: 3C Guernsey Street, Portland, Dorset DT5 1JR

    OPEN STUDIOS throughout Dorset. With over 300 artists displaying their work this is possibly the largest Studio opening in the country. Send for a brochure: podi.law@gmail.com
    You are invited to visit me in my garden where I shall be showing some of my latest work and demonstrating techniques.
    Open 12 - 5.30pm (sats till 6.30)
    28, 29 and 30 May :
    4 and 5 June :
    11 and 12 June :
    or at other times by arrangement.
    Please call 07557798558

    Event: Dorset Visual Arts

    Dates: May 11, 2016 - June 16, 2015

    Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery,, Durlston Castle , Purbeck, Dorset

    A group show of artists from all over Dorset. I shall be displaying two of the illustrations produced as part of the Mural commission by the Heights Hotel, Portland.

    Opening hours to come shortly.

    Event: DORSET VISUAL ARTS at The Allsop Gallery, Bridport

    Dates: April 23, 2016 - June 16, 2016

    Venue: The Allsop Gallery, Bridport, Dorset

    A group Show of work undertaken by members of the Dorset Visual Arts group. I shall be showing the initial scaled painting and photographic details of the progress of the Mural commissioned by the Heights Hotel, Portland.

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Education

1987 - 1988

Buckinghamshire Education Board - teaching cert

1972 - 1974

Royal College of Art - outreach

1953 - 1955

Harrow School of Art


Awards

2015

ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SAA) 2015

First in the Seascapes & Water category in the ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2015 with the Society of All Artists. Exhibited at the Design Centre, London.

Show more awardsHide

2013

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013

Finalist (50).
Exhibited in the Mall Galleries London.
It an honour, exciting and fascinating to see all the other winners.
Thank you Artist and Illustrators Magazine.

2007

Honourable Mention

Society of Canadian Artists Annual Exhibition.

2007

Nominated ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

1996

Honourable Mention

Contemporary Portrait Exhibition.

1994

SALON DE PARIS

BRONZE MEDAL for painting of fellow artists in oils.

1994

Artist in Residence

English National Ballet Company.
6 months spent following the company through rehearsals and performances in London.

1993

Artist in Residence

Originally commissioned to illustrate the Opening Celebration of the new Wycombe Swan Theatre, Podi continued to illustrate the Summer School productions which involved 200+ children. She also had the opportunity to study dancers of the English National Ballet and many musicians.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: OPEN for ART

Dates: May 20, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Venue: The Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset, UK

Artists from Weymouth and Portland and surrounding areas will be opening their studios or joining in group shows (such as at the Heights Hotel).

Event: Untitled

Dates: Oct. 30, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

Venue: WHITESTONES GALLERY & CAFE, Easton, Portland, Dorset, UK

Podi will be displaying her series of “sites of interest” on Portland and other paintings.
The Private View will be on Sunday 6th November 2-5pm.

Event: SPIRIT OF PORTLAND

Dates: July 29, 2016 - Aug. 7, 2016

Venue: The Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset, UK

A celebration of all that is Portland. A very special place with a long history. Lots going on during this week long festival. Full list to come shortly.
Podi will be joined by 4 other artists exhibiting and painting in and around the Heights Hotel at the Top of Portland. Come and watch or even join in.

Event: DORSET ART WEEKS : OPEN STUDIOS

Dates: May 28, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Venue: 3C Guernsey Street, Portland, Dorset DT5 1JR

OPEN STUDIOS throughout Dorset. With over 300 artists displaying their work this is possibly the largest Studio opening in the country. Send for a brochure: podi.law@gmail.com
You are invited to visit me in my garden where I shall be showing some of my latest work and demonstrating techniques.
Open 12 - 5.30pm (sats till 6.30)
28, 29 and 30 May :
4 and 5 June :
11 and 12 June :
or at other times by arrangement.
Please call 07557798558

Event: Dorset Visual Arts

Dates: May 11, 2016 - June 16, 2015

Venue: Fine Foundation Gallery,, Durlston Castle , Purbeck, Dorset

A group show of artists from all over Dorset. I shall be displaying two of the illustrations produced as part of the Mural commission by the Heights Hotel, Portland.

Opening hours to come shortly.

Event: DORSET VISUAL ARTS at The Allsop Gallery, Bridport

Dates: April 23, 2016 - June 16, 2016

Venue: The Allsop Gallery, Bridport, Dorset

A group Show of work undertaken by members of the Dorset Visual Arts group. I shall be showing the initial scaled painting and photographic details of the progress of the Mural commissioned by the Heights Hotel, Portland.


 

Biography


Now established in my teaching room at the Heights Hotel, Portland, Dorset.
Welcome to my Artfinder page.  I hope you like what you see. I am available to undertake special commissions from single colour sketches to full oils of most subjects including portraits. Most of the paintings on this site are offered unframed but please contact me if you would like to have them framed ready to hang.

Painting and drawing, interpreting life in paint is my lifetime passion.  I love to be continuously challenged by subject or instant vision to translate into expressive lines, marks, shapes and colours; to give excitement to an image.  Although I would describe my style as impressionistic, I edge towards a little abstraction with the use of thick impasto paint, whilst still producing a recognisable image.  I specialised in portraiture and figurative scenes for many years, loving the challenges brought by these intimate occasions. But I am now painting more  landscapes or seascapes, grabbing a moment, a special light. 

I love teaching. I give 1:1 instruction in my studio, or groups on weekend vacations. Full details are on my website. In 2018 I shall be running painting holidays in Greece (May) and Southern France (September).  You can come too.   
  

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

First in “Water scene, Boats an Seascapes”  Artist of the Year 2015: SAA
Finalist in the 2013 Artist of the Year (Artists & Illustrators Magazine) with   Palms and Shadows (Shadows #10).
1st International Contemporary Art Exh , Museum of Modern Art, Panama.
1st International Exh 2006 Rochester Art Club - New York,
Society of Canadian Artists - Hon. Mention
City Hall, Kitchener, Canada  : solo
Arts & Letters Club-Toronto, Canada : solo (2)
Homer-Watson Gallery, Kitchener, Canada : solo
Portrait Society of Canada (elected member)
Ontario Society of Artists, Canada:
United Society of Artists, Westminster Gallery, London
Society of Women Artists, Westminster Gallery, London
Luxters Gallery, Buckinghamshire UK : solo exhibition of work for the English National Ballet during Residency.
Contemporary Portrait Society - Hon Mention
Discerning Eye Exh , London : selected by Prince Charles
Salon de Paris (4 years) Bronze Medal 1994

PUBLICATIONS
Online : Artists & Illustrators Magazine:  Working with acrylic ink.
Artists and Illustrators Magazine UK - illustration with Staedtler Pen.
English National Ballet, Coppelia :  UK,  illustrations for Programme
Contemporary Dance Studio, Canada : Illustrations for Programme & Advertising
Corporate designs for brochures or advertising.


CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Kings College Hospital, London
English National Ballet, London
The Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe.
Wycombe Museum - Swan Theatre Opening, UK
Contemporary Dance Company, Canada
K-W Symphony Orchestra, Canada 
UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Canada 
Perimeter Institute, Canada
Waterloo University,Canada.

 
 
 
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