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. Quiet Connections

    Quiet Connections   acrylic on canvas 30″ x 30″  

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  2. The bright side of Covid.

    Well, May is here and hope springs eternal.  I did take advantage of the long periods of time I had to think and paint.  Thinking is the biggest and most important part of creating art. While I do know that painting can be challenging and even frustrating it is a […]

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  3. Skips’ Famous Maine Workshop , June 19-25 and/or June 26-July 1, also July 10-16, and/orJuly 17-23, 2022

        You may be asking, after viewing my paintings, why am I going to Maine and not painting boats and rocks. I understand the question.  In 1974 when I taught my first workshop in Maine I did paint the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse with seagulls and surf. I could not […]

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