I'm Skip Lawrence, an Artist and Teacher

Skip LawrenceI am passionate about art. I love making it, sharing it, talking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. I have been at it since I was twelve and there was never any doubt in my mind  that I would spend my life in art.  I am very fortunate to be able to say that I have.

I share that with my wife, artist, Diane Santarella and our dog, Simon in our home and studio in rural, central Maryland. When I am not teaching or painting I can be found on a local stream, fly fishing or playing a round of golf or enjoying an exhibit at an art museum.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. A Change in Direction

    Several months ago my work took a new direction.  Actually it was not my work that took a new direction it was my intentions that changed. The sequence of change went something like this: Christopher Schink was working on an article about styles and interpretation and asked a number of…

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  2. Inspiration or New Language

    New Yorker Mag 2015 Change Handwriting Can Change Thinking ? There was a time when people used pencils to write letters and there were  handwriting analyst who by seeing ones handwriting could make a personality profile of the writer.  It was also thought that by changing ones handwriting one’s personality…

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  3. Jurors Statement

    Have recently judged the The Rocky Mountain National and the San Diego Watercolor 34th International Exhibition the opportunity to share my thoughts on the process of judging and being judged. The decision to enter a competition  should be considered.  What do you hope to gain by entering a juried show?…

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