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Lawrence Coulson

Lawrence Coulson

I have been surrounded by the art business for as long as I can remember, my father being Gerald Coulson, one of the country’s foremost landscape and aviation artists. I grew up with oil paintings propped up to dry in various places around the house and kind of took it all for granted. My father worked in a spare bedroom and for a while as a young child I thought all Dad’s did the same. Other inspirations can come from anywhere; it’s just a case of keeping your eyes open. Sometimes it can even be as simple as seeing two colours together, just out of the corner of your eye, that can spark off an idea, even glossy car commercials. To me these are just as important as any amount of reference photographs and sketches that I make. Of course I have always looked at the work of other painters. In the early days any work I did was just a pale facsimile of my father’s work. However, as I worked more I began to look at the paintings by Monet, Corot, Sisley, Seago and others. I am not a great Read More

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