Late winter painting efforts 2018

If I feel nothing you will feel the same.  It is easy to be enthusiastic about those people in your life who mean the most to you.  These images are of the people who mean to most to me, Diane Santarella (wife), Joshua Wesley (son), Rowan Wesley (grandson) ,and  Jennifer Lawrence (daughter-in-law) are the subject of these paintings. Their physical features is secondary to what I see in their soul and spirit.  Every liberty I take with their outward appearance gives me permission to share and explore their inner beauty and uniqueness.

There are a few spaces available in my August Workshop at Bon Secours Conference Center, Maryland and the Maine workshops in June and July.

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Rowan and Di

Our first visit to California home

Spring in San Francisco

Young Rowan swimming lessons

Rowan at 5 months


  • Alicia

    May 21, 2018 at 4:54 pm Reply

    I love these expressions of your loved ones! I habe been working on a similar style for the last year or two. You give me great support and inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  • Caroline

    May 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm Reply

    Skip, these are moving, heart-felt, and beautiful. Thanks for sharing such out pouring of emotion and love.

  • Cathy Hegman

    May 21, 2018 at 8:19 pm Reply

    These are beautiful,in design and even more so in intent…your work is always incredibly evocative!

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:32 am Reply

      Hi Cathy,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Hope to seee you again sometime, some where.

  • Linda Liebman Baker

    May 22, 2018 at 6:46 am Reply

    As always, your work is beautiful and touching. Hope you are well and enjoying life each day.
    Blessing, Linda

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:30 am Reply

      Dear Linda, Thank you for your kind words. Hope all is well in your world.

  • Alica Giuffra

    May 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Very touching and beautiful use of color, Skip. Nothing means more than family, and grandchildren are the icing on the cake.

  • Adrienne Walker

    May 24, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply

    Beautiful artistically emotional paintings of your family. So much love is shown here


    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:28 am Reply

      Thank you Adrienne, I do appreciate your thoughts.

  • Roxie

    May 25, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

    Beautiful paintings, beautiful stories, Skip. Your work never ceases to capture soul…whatever or whomever the subject matter…the essence, the emotion is raw and upfront…I admire and love it! See you guys in Maine…

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:27 am Reply

      Hi Roxie, Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I feel the same way about your work.

  • Beth Maloney

    May 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm Reply

    Warm and painted with love. Terrific

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:25 am Reply

      Thank you Beth. I appreciate your thoughts,


  • Charlotte Tanner

    May 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm Reply

    These paintings were at the top of my Facebook page this morning–What a wonderful way to wake up! They are very rich. Thanks, Skip!

    • Skip Lawrence

      Aug 23, 2018 at 8:24 am Reply

      Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your kind words. Sure would love to see you again, brush or iPad.

  • Anita Lovitt

    Sep 30, 2018 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Very inspiring! Love your joy of paint

  • Marlene Alexander

    Sep 30, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Skip.. long time no see and really want to find the time to jump I to another one of your ALWAYS fabulous workshops. You have so much to offer and your humor adds tons. Love these paintings! Love all your paintings!

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