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


COVID 19 
There is a good flow of air in the studio when the doors are open. Please wear a mask and use the sanitiser provided if you prefer,  especially as we are now allowed more freedom. 

The Art Studio at 87 Fortuneswell, Portland is open most Friday & Saturdays 11.30 - 4pm BUT  if another day suits you better please call for an alternative day. No obligation. 

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TEACHING : Painting is an excellent stress release activity.  


Podi is a professional artist with a long career covering all aspects of the creative drawing and painting process, expert on most materials and equipment (see the "bio page").  You will be advised of the minimum materials you will require for the course and working at home.

WATCH A DEMONSTRATION: Approx 1-hour £25 pp (max 2 people). Podi will demonstrate how to use various materials. You can try them out too.  Advance booking necessary

MENTORSHIP - Get inspired - 2-hours 1:1- hints and tips on improving your work and how to move forward. Materials provided. Cost £60.  FREE when you sign up for a series of classes.

REGULAR CLASSES : 6 x 1.5 hour classes with projects to complete at home to help you improve quickly. Cost £200.00 includes some materials. These 1:1 classes are for ALL levels including the more experienced who may feel they need some input to move their creativity in a new direction. 

IN ALL CASES, day and time are negotiable according to requirements. Can also be evening/weekend.

Contact me to find out more or reserve a place. contact page.



Need somewhere to stay 
the Heights Hotel is open again, is convenient, has good parking and excellent restaurant with phenomenal views . 
Or 
B-N-B  at NO.77 FORTUNESWELL (practically next door to the studio) - A SUPER B&B comes highly recommended, but popular!  The Queen Ann House just a little higher up Fortuneswell. and  several others close-by.

ALL Inquiries through my contact page or call me  07557798558 



THE ULTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.......a full week painting retreat on the island of Kalymnos, Greece - click here


Some comments received.....

June - 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 2017 : Weekend.  Another great weekend spent sketching and learning so much about watercolours, techniques and just looking...





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PATRONS: Mrs. H.C. Schmidt (Can); Mr. G. Brown ; 
Contact:    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.