The landscape works are engaged with the manipulation and enjoyment of paint, endeavouring to capture the ‘ spirit or mood of place’ – evoked by particular lighting or weather conditions within our environment and the world around us. The romantic fervour of Turner and Constable in their immediacy and direct response to the landscape is prominent in the depiction of the fleeting atmospheric changes that occur in the British landscape. They are as much about the painterly and abstract qualities conveyed in the mark making, as well as the expressive and spontaneous translation of perceptual experience – so that the process itself becomes the subject of the work.”
Lawrence Quigley was born in Birkenhead and studied Fine Art at Loughborough University and The Royal Academy Schools respectively. His work is held in many public and private collections, and he has won many awards for his painting, including the Stowell’s Trophy, Turner Gold Medal and Landseer Prize whilst at the Royal Academy.
He has taught in numerous Art Colleges and won several Art Residencies including the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Victoria Theatre in Bath and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, New English Art Club and the Royal Society for British Artists. He is represented by several London Galleries, as well leading regional ones – and is now based in Christchurch, having moved from London last year.