Lawrie Quigley

Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, Charcoal, Line & Wash, Pencils
Still Life, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Figures, Life, Portraits, Figure Composition

My name is Lawrie Quigley, and I'm a practising painter and teacher of Fine Art - mainly specializing in oils and acrylics, having attended The Royal Academy of Art many years ago under the guidance of the late Peter Greenham.

My subject matter centres around the main themes of British and European painting over the past 150 years, being mainly concerned with Landscape, Still-Life and the Figure.

I exhibit regularly in both London and regional Contemporary Art Galleries up and down the country, and my work is held in numerous collections, both in the UK and abroad - including The Contemporary Art Society, Welsh Arts Council, Leeds University and Sir Hugh Casson collection. I am also a regular exhibitor at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and many of the exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, including The New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

Having taught for many years at a variety of levels, my demonstration/presentations always endeavour to combine Artist references relating to the subject, technique or process being used - as I believe an understanding of the contextual influences around any creative activity is essential to fully comprehend the objectives and intentions when making Artworks.

My demonstrations will mainly focus around objective analysis, working directly from the motif - usually Still-life and natural forms, such as flowers, fruit and things. Various approaches may be employed, including different techniques in paint manipulation with both oils and acrylics - as well as other pictorial elements such as Line, Tone, Colour, Texture, Compositional Structure and Abstraction. The initial demonstrations will deal with small oil paintings of flowers, combining pallette knife and painterly processes....but will later develop towards the use of Acrylics, wash techniques and pastel work.

I am available for demonstrations and workshops within a 30 mile radius of Christchurch, Dorset.