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



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

Soon to be announced a series of online courses and demonstrations. 

1-1 in the studio at 87 Fortuneswell, Portland : also will be online soon

MENTORSHIP-  Get inspired - 2-hours 1:1 hints and tips on improving your work and how to move forward Cost £50. FREE when you sign up for a course.

COURSES : 8 x 1.5 hour classes (with projects to complete at home to help you improve quickly). Cost £240.00 includes pre-course 1.5hour consultatioThese 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 and flexible. Never miss a lesson. contact page.

Held 11am to 4pm on each day whether weekend or mid week. They take place initially in the The Art Studio 87 Fortuneswell, Portland, the main road leading to Top Hill (a oneway system). Parking is a little further up the hill (just passed the return to 2-way driving)there are 2 car parks. Some time will be spent outside (weather permitting). Tea and coffee included.Lunch can be ordered from a local cafe.

Accommodation choices
The Heights Hotel is on Top Hill. It has comfortable rooms, good parking and an excellent restaurant with phenomenal views . 
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 passed the car parks. 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 (& the option of staying on for a 2nd week - as 1 never seems enough!) -  contact me for information about September 2023 : podi.law@gmail.com or direct to the organisers Liz@greekislandpaintingtrips.com

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.