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. 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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  2. In Search of the Next

    My most recent post is a reprint from “The Palette Magazine”, that I hope and trust that anyone reading my post will be a subscriber. The transition from scissor to pencil is equally interesting to me as it allows full range to creative possibilities.  Most of what I now create…

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  3. Maine July Class 2014

      Another great 2 weeks of shared passions. These artist surprize me everyday with their creativity, enthusiasm, diligent quest authentic imagery.  They are also very enthusiastic about the after class “wall wall meetings” that have become a tradition like non other.

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