John Edward Lawrence

Hometown: Pennsylvania

John has been interested and involved in drawing animals since a very early age. Progressing through realism to a more Impressionistic style, even bordering on abstraction, his current work evokes a field study glimpse of motion and color. John portrays his unique perspective on the subject matter; capturing the instant of a strike or change of direction in bold, bright, thick oils. Striving to infuse his work with passion and strength, each piece reflects a captured memory of his days on the water or in the field.


John earned a BA from the University of Cincinnati in Marketing and Advertising and currently studies with Gene Kangas, a professor of art and sculpture (retired) from Cleveland State University and the University of North Carolina. John was born and resides in Western Pennsylvania and has lived in several other states across the country. His work has been featured in many publications including the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Magazine, Whirl Magazine, The Canvasback and Downhome Life, a Canadian Publication. John’s work has been sold through the major Wildlife Art Auction Houses such as Copley Fine Art and Guyette and Deeter and several galleries across the country. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the flyrod, gun, and of course his binoculars for birding. In the fall he enjoys working with his Llewellin Setter Glory in the fields and woods of Pennsylvania.




Art at the Academy

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