WILLIAMSON NDD FRSA RBSA
Lawrie Williamson was born in 1932 and educated in Derbyshire. At the age of 16 he won a major exhibition prize to study at Notingham College of Art. This led Lawrie to further his studies at Nottingham University and ultimately at L’Ecole des Beauz Arts, in Paris. Lawrie’s subjects can vary widely from canvas to canvas, and are drawn from a lifetime of experience and observation. However a single factor is common to all his paintings, the use of light. Whether it be a smokey pub interior, bonfire night, flying kites on the beach or stunning views of Venice, each painting is underpinned with light that comes alive off the canvas. Throughout his career, Lawrie’s talents have been widely recognised. He is a past winner of the Stanley Grimm Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He can also list the Canson Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists to his many achievments.
"Since the Art Council's assurance that 'painting is dead' I have taken great comfort from the observation of my good friend Brian Sewell that,'it isn't'. Thus I remain gainfully employed and eternally grateful for his wisdom and support".
Fairfax Galleries Holt and Burnham Market look forward to continuing the exhibition through out the summer, please contact the galleries for more information
Switch - Watercolour
On the Suir - Drawing
Still Water Drift - Watercolour 12 x 16 inches
Sunk Line - Watercolour
Picking -watercolour - 16 x 20 inches
Loose Basket - Watercolour - 16 x 20 inches
Spectator Sport - Watercolour - 24 x 30 inches
Netting Salmon - watercolour - 24 x 30 inches
Netting - Pen & Wash