I'm Skip Lawrence, an Artist and Teacher
I 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.
May 5, 2021
Quiet Connections acrylic on canvas 30″ x 30″
May 3, 2021
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 […]
Skips’ Famous Maine Workshop , June 19-25 and/or June 26-July 1, also July 10-16, and/orJuly 17-23, 2022
March 21, 2021
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 […]