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



BLUE DOORS IN THE TROPICS:     oil on canvas :  3ft x 4ft       

“A successful painting starts with inspiration and the practice of looking”.


Even if you haven’t touched a pencil or paint brush for years, or never before; if you really want to learn you will find just a 1-hour consultation will provide you with a lot of tips and advice to practice, and start upon your journey. 


I have developed a method of teaching inspired by Frederick Francks’ book "Zen Drawing” and using my 30+ years experience as a professional artist painting in watercolours, oils, acrylics, and inks.  

The best learning experience is 1:1 or 1:2 tuition in my new studio at the HEIGHTS HOTEL, Top Hill, Portland I offer 6 x 1.5 hour sessions with additional challenges in between. Cost: £40 each or £210.00 in advance (includes materials used in the studio). The advantages of 1:1 are enormous, I take each student individually and design a course on the previous experience. In addition you don’t miss any tuition - if you are unable to make it to a class we can reschedule. 


If you prefer to learn in a group join one of my PAINTING BREAKS courses.  


MAY 12-14

Contact me for full details. Bookings are being taken now.

Group bookings of 4+ people can choose your own dates (subject to availability) for 2 day weekends or mid-week breaks. You have the advantage of special rates if staying at the Heights full board, or you can stay at a local B&B such as Mariners Cottage B&B on Chesil or rent one of the many cottages available on the island. As with my 1:1 teaching I treat each person individually giving you ideas, techniques and information. I usually start the day by giving a demonstration of a particularly technique or new medium and then suggest places to go to draw and paint - weather permitting of course.

Studio in the Heights Hotel

Occasionally I will be giving free demonstrations in the reception area of the Hotel, on a variety of media and subject. 

1 day-workshops on specific subject matter - portraits, figurative painting, still life, landscapes and seascapes. 

For further information contact Podi at :  podi.law@gmail.com or phone 07557798558 or 01305 549990

           West Weares, Portland painted in acrylic inks

June 2015 - Had an amazing weekend Painting Workshop with such a talented Artist & in a fantastic setting at ‪#‎TheHeightsHotel‬ - breakfast, lunch & teatime cake were delicious. Phenomenal views & Podi’s mural at the entrance to the hotel is a splendid rendition of Portland. Recommend this workshop for sure to anyone interested - covered all sorts of medium and techniques - learnt so much & found it was beginning to flow. Met wonderful people from Portland as well as Sutton Coldfield & High Wycombe all different ages - stimulating & interesting. Thank you Podi -Mona

May 2016 : A group of four ladies from not very far away booked in for 2 days during the week. Comments made to staff included “fabulous break, very enjoyable” , "staff helpful and willing”,  "Podi’s instructions & demonstrations were clear and we learnt a lot, we also had fun.".

May 2016 : Weekend.  Another great weekend spent sketching and learning so much about watercolours, techniques and just looking...

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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. 
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.