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  Podi Lawrence :  artist, painter, inspiring teacher, commissions



The following are some extracts from the many letters and comments received from clients.  More can be viewed on the http://www.linkedin.com/home webpage.

2023: Kalymnos: I have just returned from another enjoyable and successful trip to Kalymnos with Liz and John and the lovely talented lady tutor Podi Lawrence. Podi guided us through light and shade and colour and taught us to look at our painting subject in a different way. I now look longer before putting pen and paint to paper. I have improved in my efforts under her spell. Liz and John are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble and our enjoyment and welfare are paramount. They both look after everyone in the group and take us to beauty spots around the island to paint. Another bonus of this type of trip is meeting up with likeminded people who enjoy their art. I have been to Kalymnos for this art holiday 3 times now and enjoyed every one. I hope to go back for a fourth time in the future. Thank you to the terrific trio for a great holiday. S.F. 2023

Thank you for introducing me to your beautiful island.  A lovely holiday and I’ve returned restored and relaxed! Thank you for all the thought and care that you put into the holiday.
PS breakfast is not the same without all that delicious Greek yogurt and honey! N.B. 2023

Simply Degas, refreshing post-impressionism Podi Lawrence captures the exquisite in lush landscapes, in the story-telling of her portraiture, and in jazz-infused snapshots of life caught on canvas. her versatility in all mediums, a rarity; her spontaneity & passion with paint, a treasure.  (Canadian Art Critic).

"Our painting holiday in France seems a long time ago, I certainly had a good time and learned quite a bit.....and appreciated the hard work from yourself....." Wendy, Eltham

"I certainly enjoyed France very much indeed, and I gained a lot from your teaching for which I am very grateful...."  Walter, Bromley

"Thank you very much indeed for the tremendous portrait of Mr. Yates.  It has a sympathy and humanity which is totally absorbing."  Headmaster Dr.Challoner's Grammar School.

"The portraits are a wonderful success! My husband couldn't believe his eyes when he saw them!....Priscilla, Bucks.

"Thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one. My daughter and I feel we learnt a lot.....thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one." ......Gerry, Bucks.

"thanks to all your encouragement and help - much appreciated in terms of approach, skills and understanding.....". Ron, Bucks

Podi is an absolute inspiration! I very much enjoyed working with her on several projects. Her work is incredible. 
Podi would be a definite asset to any organization.    Jennifer

Podi is a very talented artist and I have long admired her paintings. She is a consummate professional who happens to be a nice person as well......Louise

Podi is a brilliant artist that supplied the art work for the posters and all the promotional material for at least 10 years to the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I also have an original piece of Podi's work on my wall in my studio that she did of me performing during that festival. It was a gift from my wife and is one of the best gifts I've ever received"......Don McDougall.

I have been inspired by the very talented and creative Podi Lawrence, the way she works and the work she has produced over the years I have known and worked with her. Her passion for her craft is evident in the brilliant results she has realized over the years. Podi has an inclusive and collaborative approach when working in teams which encourages the best in every one.....Andy Sookrah - Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.

"Podi brought me to another level  of painting and boosted my confidence when I first began to paint again. I have bought several of Podi's paintings.
 I especially love the portrait she painted of my husband and the sketches she did of our five oldest grandchildren. I just wish Dorset . England wasn't so far from Waterloo, Ontario."

 March 2014 : 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
Best wishes, and thanks again,

February 2015:  Aylresford Art Group :  A brilliant demonstration followed by a great workshop.

Just love these colours, your paintings are so vibrant and your portraits beautifully highlighted... Brenda Wren  

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 & this is her mural at the Hotel (pic)- it's such 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 Pauline Podi Lawrence.

April 2016. Midweek break: Came away feeling I had really worked hard, and learnt a lot.  Great Hotel with smiling helpful staff.

May 2016 :  I learnt so much over this weekend. A nice group of people and splendid food.  


PATRONS: Mrs. H.C. Schmidt (Can); Mr. G. Brown,UK ; Andy & Beryl,Uk
Contact:    +447557798558 :   podi.law@gmail.com              ©2017 copyright of all pictures on this website remain with the artist Podi Lawrence or her heirs. 
THE ART STUDIO, 3C Guernsey Street, Portland, Dorset  DT5 1JR
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.