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 Presentation Alternative.

    There are those among us, that in addition to painting on canvas and panel, like the surface of paper.  If , like me , you enjoy works on paper, but do not like the need to present these images under glass here is an alternation.  The image shown is done…

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  2. The Concept of Content

    The Concept of Content   There seems to be confusion about the ideas of content.  It is really very simple the question is where are you trying to go? Generally Form does follows Content.  That means that first you decide on an idea and then you make a plan as…

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  3. 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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