Angela Lawrence, Oil & Watercolour Paintings, Clience Studio, Castle Douglas.
The Rhinns of Kells - a painting in Oil by Aggela Lawrence.
Clience Studio, Castle Douglas


Angela Lawrence, artist in oil & watercolour



Angela Lawrence paints in oil and watercolour expressive landscape and seascape paintings. A large number of paintings ranging from a representational style,are found in the landscape section of the “view paintings” link, to glimpses and impressions (of locations still often recognisable) in the semi-abstract landscape section, and also abstract work inspired by the elements that make up the landscape around us: rock, water, organic materials and colour.

Blustery blue day Kippdford
Evening Splendour across the Fleet Bay
 Some of the  paintings relate to the many years she lived in Finland; to the vast landscape of lakes and forests, the quality of the light and the extreme seasons; but most of the artwork has been created since moving to the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland in 2004. The contemporary style is spontaneous, expressive and improvisational and an interest in the wide horizons of the sea and far receding distances of the hills is evident throughout much of her work. Recently the "big skies" of Galloway have become a feature in many of her works. So far these are in daylight, but perhaps Galloways' recently awarded Dark Sky park status will lead to some night scenes!

Angela lives near Kirkcudbright, "Artists' Town",  and gathers inspiration from the beautiful coastal scenery of the Solway and Colvend coast, and  the nearby Galloway hills . The mountain scenery of the Western Highlands and the west coast of Scotland is also a focus of the semi abstract oil paintings. Light, and the unspoiled qualities of nature in Scotland stimulate her work and ideas.  Some themes in the more abstract work are recurring. The newest series of work focuses on the sea in close up, and  was initially created for the "Sea Spirits" exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. Since then Angela has received a Visual Arts Award from Creative Scotland and D& G Arts to develope the work further in the Outer Hebrides.

The Clience Studio was  established and situated in "artists town" Kirkcudbright,  in 2005.  Since July 2007, however, the new Clience Studio  gallery in the nearby town centre of Castle Douglas is where the majority of her work can be seen, and Angela now has her studio alongside this. The gallery shows large and changing display of her paintings and also a high quality, limited selection, of prints and art gifts based on her work, such as placemats and coasters, calendars and greetings cards.The gallery is open throughout the year.  Angela  also exhibits around the country at many excellent venues, and details of these can be found on the exhibitions page. Commissions are considered; they are at no extra cost and requests are welcome.

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Angela Lawrence, is an elected Artist member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, professional member of Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society, and of Spring Fling association of Artists and Makers, an associate member of the Scottish Society of Artists and  Visual Arts Scotland, and has work held in  private and public collections worldwide. Amongst many other venues, her work has recently been on show at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (RGI) exhibitions at  The Mitchell and The Kelly Gallery; Glasgow, Royal Scottish Academy of Art Edinburgh;Glasgow Art Fair with John Green Fine Art, The Glasgow Art Show with Jerdan Gallery; the Paisley Art Institute; the Stirling Smith Gallery and Museum, Stirling;The Broughton Gallery, Scottish Borders; Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow; Gracefield Art Centre Dumfries;Spring Fling Dumfries ad Galloway; Helmsley Art Centre York, and   the Affordable Art Fair, London.

© Angela Lawrence 2014 All Rights Reserved


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