Lawrie Williamson – Born 1932 – FRSA. RBSA. AROI. NDD.
He became a Major Exhibitioner' at the age of 16 then to Nottingham College of Art, University of Nottingham and L'ecole des Beaux Arts Paris. Winner of both 'Stanley Grimm' and Cornellison prizes at the Annual exhibition of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Lawrie 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 moved to Ireland and has been painting local Irish scapes and figurative paintings the style of which is unique to him and instantly recognisable.
His paintings are sought after by Major Institutions and Collectors worldwide. Lawrie says: " I paint the first thing God made – Light "
Brian Sewell – Broadcaster and Art Critic of the Year " Few if any, handle the medium of oil painting as well as Lawrie Williamson "
Medium: Oil on Canvas & Watercolour on Art Paper