Brian has always enjoyed painting and sketching “en plein
air” (on site) when the weather allows. Over the years he has developed a keen
eye and is always on the lookout for interesting subjects such as weather worn
faces and unusual buildings etc.
For a few years now, Brian has concentrated on water colour
painting which he hops “to do justice to one day”. His mantra is “my next
painting will be my best”.
Although he has travelled extensively in England, Canada,
Italy and India, Brian’s heart has always been in Scotland where his journey
Brian Lawrence was born in Ayr on the West coast of Scotland.
His early years were not steeped in academia but forged amidst the sights and
sounds of the wharfs, fishing trawlers and trains.
In spite of receiving little encouragement as a child, this
proved to ban ideal environment for the budding artist to develop his natural
Brian was initially self-taught, but after a serious back
injury, he decided to enrol in neighbourhood art groups. This led to him being
mentored by artists such as Joel Magpayo and Greg Smith
Brian has come a long way from his humble beginnings. Instead
of early discouragement, his work now has earned him more than 100 awards in
art circles such as:
ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW
– Four times prize winner and blue ribbon for portraiture
SUNBURY – Best in
show 2008 and multiple awards from that art society
BACCHAS MARSH –
Best in Show 2010 and many other awards.
BALLARAT SOCIETY OF
ARTISTS awards include: – Best in Show 2014. Twice winner of Artist of the
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