Williamson’s subjects vary widely and are drawn from a wealth of experience and observation. The one common factor is light, a beery pub interior, launching a Curragh on the beach or views of the Grand Canal in Venice. Each is filled with a light of its own. He paints mostly in oils but also in watercolours and sometimes with pastels. Read more –>
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Williamson established himself by painting memories of Nottingham and Derbyshire in the 1940’s and 1950’s. As well as studying at Beaux-Arts Paris with Arthur Spooner he also sketched with L.S. Lowry. Lawrie lives in Ireland and has been painting local Irish scapes and figurative paintings the style of which is unique to him and instantly recognisable.
I paint the first thing God made – Light
Brian Sewell – Broadcaster and Art Critic:
Few, if any, handle the medium of oil painting as well as Lawrie Williamson
Regular Exhibitor at The Royal Academy London & The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition London.
Style: figurative landscape