John Lawrence

John Lawrence

John Lawrence describes his artwork as “vibrant, impressionistic and of the moment”.

Born in Kent, John Lawrence first made a name for himself in the 1960s when he was commissioned by Wilkinson Sword to produce a set of engravings of ceremonial swords. He later illustrated campaigns for Castrol, Princes Salmon and Unilever.

During the 80s and 90s, Lawrence worked for some major advertisers. He produced illustrations for bank notes and personal cheques and a series of seven Christmas advertisements for Harrods. Lawrence was the illustrator of the original Big Ben logo that appears on HP Sauce – an adaptation of which can still be seen on sauce bottles today.

In 1993 John decided he would concentrate on his oil paintings full time and under the tuition of the artist Eddie Franklin, further developed his style.

John Lawrence’s passion for marine scenes is reflected in a large body of his work.  Alongside these John also paints local Sussex landscapes capturing country life, as well as street scenes and townscapes. John Lawrence paints mainly from life and invites viewers of his work to share the moment and feel the cold splash of the sea or the warmth of the sun, which he has captured on the canvas.  Through confident brushstrokes and a bold use of colour John forms a style which successfully plays through all genres of his original paintings.

  • Chamber Music in the Street
    Chamber Music in the Street 20 x 20 inches £ 1,295.00
  • Carpet of Leaves
    Carpet of Leaves 24 x 24 inches £ 1,550.00
  • Methamis, Provence
    Methamis, Provence 32 x 32 inches £ 1,795.00
  • Waterlilies Study, Chiddingfold
    Waterlilies Study, Chiddingfold 20 x 20 inches £ 1,150.00
  • Waterlilies Study
    Waterlilies Study 22 x 16 inches £ 1,045.00
  • The Lambs Have Arrived
    The Lambs Have Arrived 16 x 16 inches £ 1,095.00
  • Waterlilies, Chiddingfold
    Waterlilies, Chiddingfold 32 x 32 inches £ 1,995.00
  • Posy of Flowers
    Posy of Flowers 12 x 12 inches £ 845.00
  • Blowy Day at Walberswick
    Blowy Day at Walberswick 16 x 16 inches £ 1,095.00
  • Awaiting the Tide, Walberswick
    Awaiting the Tide, Walberswick 16 x 16 inches £ 1,095.00
  • Cows at Cowdray on the Rother
    Cows at Cowdray on the Rother 18 x 14 inches £ 1,095.00
  • Old Jetty at Bosham
    Old Jetty at Bosham 12 x 12 inches £ 845.00
  • Waterlilies Opening in the Sunshine
    Waterlilies Opening in the Sunshine 24 x 24 inches £ 1,350.00
  • Sunlit Beech Tree
    Sunlit Beech Tree 32 x 32 inches £ 1,795.00
  • Low Tide at Bosham
    Low Tide at Bosham 20 x 16 inches £ 1,195.00
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