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. My love affair with Maine

    “Pemaquid Point Light”  watercolor on paper    22″ x 30″, 1975 Every year for the last 47 years I have traveled to Maine to paint, eat lobster, and enjoy the cool temperatures that few  places in the country offer in July and August. So here I am again and I […]

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  2. Poetry and Craft

    I recently heard David Hockney say, in reference to making art that, “craftsmanship is a must.” From the Renaissance to the Abstract Expressionists art students began their apprenticeship by learning the craft of their chosen media. “We can teach craft, it’s the poetry you cannot teach. Now we teach poetry […]

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  3. 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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