Welcome to the website of    
Podi Lawrence artist - passionate painter, inspiring teacher

BIOGRAPHY


PORTRAIT CLASS. 

Artist's Statement....

Translating the world into visual art has always been my passion. The challenges of finding the right colours to define either features, surfaces or mood in both portraiture and landscape, inspire me. Catching something in the 'right' light is of paramount importance. .......Podi Lawrence

Memberships

SAA.com an online page for information about art/artist and materials, competitions and promotion of classes, exhibitions etc. 

Artwey cic. a Weymouth based group of artists, exhibiting throughout the South West Dorset, UK.  

The name "Podi" (which is of Greek origin) was given to her by fellow artists when at college and she adopted it as her signature in the late 70's.  Early in her career as a painter she was known as Pauline "Podi" Clack but later changed to Podi Lawrence. Her paintings and drawings are signed 'Podi'.

Education. influences & Art Career

Harrow School of Art - Foundation to NDD.
Royal College of Art - Outreach course in Fashion/Silver/gold Design.
West End Drawing School - Marketing and commercial design.

After the interruption of marriage and children….Lawrence attended workshops by members of the Federation of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, particularly influenced by Ken Paine, Tom Coates and June Mendoza, Jason Bowyer & Michael Noakes & others..   

She  became sought after for her portraits, figurative scenes and landscape paintings and went on to exhibit in Europe & the Americas winning many commissions, residencies and accolades some of which are listed here….

  • Wycombe Swan Theatre :  in house artist.
  • English National Ballet (ENB) residency a series of studies, drawings & paintings 
  • Waterloo Jazz Festival (Canada) : 10 years
  • Southern Ontario Chamber Music : summer camp
  • Perimeter Institute for theoretical physics 
  • K-W Symphony Orchestra (Canada)
  • Waterloo University. 
  • Salon de Paris Bronze Medal in 1994, exhibited 4 years. 
  • Discerning Eye '97 - Mall Galleries, London. chosen by Prince Charles for the
  • United Society of Arts, Mall Galleries
  • Society of Women Artists, Westminster Galleries 
  • Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.  
  • Arts & Letters Club - Toronto. New York, Toronto and other venues in Canada  New York and  the Chelsea Arts Club, London).
  • Contemporary Portrait Society, open exhibition.Honourable Mention.
Artists and Illustrators Magazine. has written & illustrated a number of articles and her work has been featured in several publications in Canada

  • Commissions include :-
    • Sir Ian Gainsford, Dean of Kings College London. Dancers, 
    • singers and musicians as well as many private family portraits.  
    • Murals in Canada, Panama and the UK.  
  • Her enjoyment of teaching others has been experienced by many students since 1988 at Adult Education centres in the UK. She was guest tutor at the Loyalist College, Ontario, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, (Canada) and was a driving force of a cooperative gallery in Waterloo, Ontario now called the Uptown Gallery.
  • International Contemporary Art Exhibition,2010  at the Museo des Arte Modern, Panama City, 
  • Artist of the Year 2013 Shadows, by the Artists and Illustrators Magazine.UK
  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2015 First in the Waterscene, Boats or Seascape


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contact:  01305 549990 :    07557798558 :   podi.law@gmail.com              ©2017 copyright of all pictures on this website remain with the artist Podi Lawrence or her heirs. 
THE ART STUDIO, 87 Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset  DT5 1LY
Drawings in conté, pencil, ink;  paintings in watercolour, oils, acrylics, inks, pastels;  figurative subjects, portraits, animals, landscapes, seascapes,skies, sunsets, sunrises, boats,trees, forests, hills, mountains, shadows.