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, best friend,artist, Diane Santarella and our dog, Rothko "The Wonder Dog" 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. Pine Disease makes for interest paintings

    The White Pine trees of Maine, and other states, are dying from a disease. Needle blight pathogens have been a primary issue affecting white pine since approximately 2010.While this is unfortunate for many woodland creatures and insects it offers me a visually exciting palette.  The edge of pine forest that […]

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  2. Students Work from Skip’s Maine Workshops 2017

    The images have been offered by many of the students who attended Skip Lawrence’s Maine Workshops 2017.  I have never done this before, but feel that their efforts deserve attention. The goal of these workshops is to encourage each student to find subjects, styles, approaches that are unique to that […]

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  3. Chairs 4

    I never know what will catch my eye and initiate a new series.  Two metal chairs are the subject of my most recent exploration. I cannot recall where I spotted these particular treasures but my immediate step into this rabbit hole was found to be rewarding.  A small sketch of two […]

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