Lawrie Williamson, Artist & Author

Laurie Williamson was born in 1932. Although born in Scotland, Lawrie spent his early formative years in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He now lives in Ireland.

Lawrie Williamson studied art at Beaux-Arts Paris with Arthur Spooner and also sketched with LS Lowry.

Laurie is a member of the RBSA and has won several art awards during his career. These include: twice winner of the Stanley Grimm Prize Cornellison Prize as well as the Cornellison Prize at the ROI. Williamson has also won the Canson prize at the RBSA.

Much of Laurie Williamson's paintings recall memories of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. His paintings contain a combination of rich texture, light and shade creating very atmospheric scenes whether they be of beaches, landscapes or a pub interior.