Welcome to the website of    
  Podi Lawrence artist - passionate painter, inspiring teacher


“The act of drawing makes you ’see’. We do not ‘see’ the nuances of all things, the colours, the shapes, the distances etc. until we sit down to draw.  Drawing is a tool leading you to understand the subject. In all my courses I introduce you to alternative mediums for both drawing and painting and hints on how to see and translate from the world around you.  It is not a quick journey, but a very pleasant one. And one that will possibly change your life”.....Podi


Please visit the Portrait page for samples of other portraits completed by Podi

Demonstrations and Workshops to Clubs & Groups.....
  1. PAINTING PORTRAITS from LIFE in oils or acrylics.   
  2. FIGURATIVE STUDIES: other subjects and 
  3. ZEN DRAWING: Drawing meditation

2-3 hour demonstration £180.00 
1-DAY workshop :  10am  - 5pm £250.00

Plus travel & materials. Portraits will require a sitter which can be provided at extra cost.

Podi has a reputation for her professional, clear and informative approach to demonstrations and workshops in a very limited time frame. From the basics of ‘setting the scene’, what to include, lighting, colour selection, to placing yourself, working from a blank canvas, underpainting and final approach.  Podi is experienced in working in oils or acrylics, and can also give demonstrations in the use of inks and pastels .

If you belong to a club, society or just a small group, do give her a call, she will be delighted to discuss the options.

mobile: 07557798558 or email: podi.law@gmail.com


Christchurch Arts Guild Painting a portrait from Life.   Just wanted to thank you for a really good evening on Wednesday. Everyone appreciated your professional ability, and interesting way you conveyed the information with composed style. The result was great. So glad we made a booking with you, hope we may do so again in the future.   Best wishes, and thanks again,Andy.

 Aylresford Art Group :  A brilliant demonstration followed by a great workshop.

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contact:  01305 549990 :    07557798558 :   podi.law@gmail.com              ©2017 copyright of all pictures on this website remain with the artist Podi Lawrence or her heirs. 
THE ART STUDIO, 87 Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset  DT5 1LY
Drawings in conté, pencil, ink;  paintings in watercolour, oils, acrylics, inks, pastels;  figurative subjects, portraits, animals, landscapes, seascapes,skies, sunsets, sunrises, boats,trees, forests, hills, mountains, shadows.