Podi Lawrence

Portland, Dorset

Lawrence has  exhibited, sold and received commissions for a variety of subjects - portraits, landscapes, figurative scenes, and even murals. She has taught at adult education colleges, and painting holidays in England, France, Spain, Canada, USA and Panama.
Having recently relocated to Portland in Dorset she is now offering tuition in her new studio at 87 Fortuneswell check out "Tuition" on the saa site..  his area of Dorset on the Jurassic coastline is outstandingly beautiful and Lawrence teaches a meditative way of learning to draw and see to understand. 
2019 she is leading a group on the island of Kalymnos - AND will be returning again in September 2020 - time to save up and be prepared for a fantastic time.

As a demonstrator to groups she often gives lectures on portrait painting in oils or acrylics from life. Her most recent workshop of Figurative Painting, was held at the Heights Hotel and over the past 2 years has held successful demonstrations for the Wrexham Art Society, Alresford Art Society, The Christchurch Art Guild, where she was applauded for her professional and detailed presentation. In October she will be giving a demonstration to the Lymington Arts Group.

Lawrence's work was a finalist in the  Artist of the Year 2013 competition run by the Artists and Illustrators Magazine.   She has won several awards over the years including a bronze medal at the Salon de Paris, Honorable Mention with the Society of Canadian Artists, and with the Contemporary Portrait society. 

Awards

FIRST in the "Water, Seascapes and Boats" category for the SAA - 2015: ARTIST OF THE YEAR competition: Finalist in the ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013 Artists & Illustrators magazine.