Lawrie Williamson, who is widely acknowledged by art lovers and critics alike as a modern master, will be present at the Preview of his work at Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, near Melbourne, today November 2 from 4pm until 7pm.
A single factor is common to all his work, the use of light. Whether it be a smokey pub interior, bonfire night, flying kites on the beach or stunning views of Venice, each painting is underpinned with light which comes alive on the canvas.
Lawrie, who was born and raised in Heanor, is a former Melbourne resident and celebrates his 80th birthday in the county he still proudly calls home. His highly collectable paintings stem from a lifetime of experience and observation.
The artist can look back on a long and successful career which has taken him from studying at L’École des Beaux Arts, in Paris to being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.
He is past winner of both the Stanley Grimm Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and the Canson Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
Lawrie’s work will be exhibited until November 11 and the gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am – 4pm and weekends: 12noon – 5pm. For more details go to http://www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk
Oil on Canvas by Lawrie Williamson