Lawrie Williamson NDD FRSA RBSA artist information :
Artist Lawrie Williamson was born in 1932 and educated in Derbyshire. At the age of 16 he won a major exhibition prize to study at Notingham College of Art. This led Lawrie to further his studies at Nottingham University and ultimately at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris. Lawrie’s subjects can vary widely from canvas to canvas, and are drawn from a lifetime of experience and observation. However a single factor is common to all his paintings, the use of light. Whether it be a smokey pub interior, bonfire night, flying kites on the beach or stunning views of Venice, each painting is underpinned with light that comes alive off the canvas. Throughout his career, Lawrie’s talents have been widely recognised. He is a past winner of the Stanley Grimm Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He can also list the Canson Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists to his many achievements.
Comment:”Since the Art Council’s assurance that ‘painting is dead’ I have taken great comfort from the observation of my good friend Brian Sewell that,’it isn’t’. Thus I remain gainfully employed and eternally grateful for his wisdom and support”.