About Podi Lawrence
ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SAA) 2015
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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.
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)
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
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.
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