Podi Lawrence is an experienced adult educator and full time professional artist. 1:1 tuition guidance and painting holidays in the UK, France and Greece
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.
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 half-day 1:1 tuition or a course of 6 lessons in her studio, Weekend Painting Breaks at the Heights Hotel, and special 1-off holiday art-bites,guidance and inspiration. This area of Dorset 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 - stil time to join in. Contact the artist direct.
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 Societyof Canadian Artists, and with the Contemporary Portrait society.