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  Podi Lawrence :  artist, painter, inspiring teacher, commissions




Podi is a professional artist and is a qualified Adult Education tutor. Her expertise covers all aspects of drawing and painting with many different medium

DORSET: At my studio on Portland or yours

Get inspired. 2-hours 1:1 hints and tips on improving your work. Taking a close look at how far you have come and how to move forward.
Coming soon - group classes - enquire NOW

Will travel…….up to 1 hour away from Weymouth!(daytime preferred)
2 hours minimum for demonstrations, or talks of 1-2 hours. Also willing to follow up with full-day workshops.
 Most recommended - portraits in oils/acrylic, figurative drawing 
to find out more…..leave a message on the  contact page - or call me  +44 7557798558


  BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER Tutoring : the Society of Painters in Watersoluble Oils (closed)

KALYMNOS, GREECE painting trips :
A small island in the Dodecanese group of the Aegean. Spend a week surrounded with sunny inspiration with lots of helpful tips and tricks and accompanied by like-minded people. Materials - Bring whatever you want but at least a sketchbook, pen/pencils/watercolours; and or acrylic paints or water soluble oils (Artisan) NB must be put into the airplane hold. A number of small supports.  We provide boards, easels, and chairs. Cost : £1350.00 pp (discounts for two sharing/non-painting partners or booking 4 people at one time).  Price includes accommodation with ensuite, kitchenette with fridge, balcony or private outside space, all breakfasts, lunches, transportation to venues and two evening meals. The expertese of Podi and the knowledge of Liz and John.  A deposit of £135 will secure your place. Balance due mid-July. You will be greeted at the Port of Pothia on Kalymnos. (Air travel and transfer drom Kos to Kalymnos not included).

September 10-17 2024
Wonderful friendly helpful British hosts Liz and John who have lived on the island for 17 years.

Some comments received…..
Art Critic:  Simply Degas, refreshing post-impressionism Podi Lawrence captures the exquisite in lush landscapes, in the story-telling of her portraiture, and her versatility in all mediums, a rarity; her spontaneity & passion with paint, a treasure.

Don McDougal:  Podi is a brilliant artist that supplied the art work for the posters and all the promotional materials 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 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.

Andy Sookrah - Arts & Letters Club, Toronto.  
I have been inspired by the very talented and creative Podi Lawrence, the way she works and the work she 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 realised over the years. Podi has an inclusive and collaborative approach when working in teams which encourages the best in everyone.

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,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.