Welcome to the website of    
  Podi Lawrence SAA/PA :  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

Podi is available to give demonstrations/lectures and lead workshops with clubs and groups. 


It’s a full board holiday, other than drinks from the bar. The house is in the centre of Bourton on the water a stones throw from the river. The price for the en suite accommodation for artists is £899 + tuition and travel costs. If you are interested in this please let me know. If partners want to come that would be fine also and they could  join the guided walking programme if they wish.  The guided walking costs are £1059pp for accommodation,  a week of guided walking with three levels of walks on offer each day. Each walk has a suitably qualified walks leader. There is always one day off where individuals can do their own thing. 

MENTORSHIP-  Get inspired - 2-hours 1:1 hints and tips on improving your work and how to move forward

DEMONSTRATIONS/WORKSHOPS - Groups: 2 hours minimum or talks of 1-2 hours

contact page - or call me  07557798558 

THE ULTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.......a full week painting retreat on the island of Kalymnos, Greece (with the option to stay for a 2nd week to expand your studies into full paintings) contact me for more detailed information: 
or direct to the organisers 

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 McGougal:  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 ; 
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.