Description Cathedral Lions is one example of the symbolism used by artist Paul LaWrence Curtis to express his vision of the balance of divine masculine and feminine energies. Here a male and female lion sit restfully beneath Cathedral Rock, a red rock formation in the artist's home of Sedona that represents that balance and is a site of the powerful vortex energies for which Sedona is known.Exuding power and grace, the lions bring an energy of serenity and balance to the space in which they reside. This painting is part of the series of works which have lions as the subject matter. This series was inspired by an African safari taken by the artist during which the lions revealed themselves to be the artist's totem animal spirit.Original is a 40 x 30 acrylic on canvas.
Paul LaWrence Curtis, Sedona, AZ Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement LaWrence Curtis realized his arts vocation at an early age when he began to express the unique quaintness of his hometown of Barnsley, Yorkshire (England) on canvas. At age 17, determined to become a professional artist, LaWrence attended the Wolverhampton Polytechnical College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Although, he utilized his artistic skills as a professional graphic and exhibition designer, LaWrence continued to manifest his vision of the world through his painting.
While on a photojournalistic safari to Kenya, Africa, LaWrence was eminently inspired to pursue his life's dream of becoming a professional artist. In 1989, having sold his belongings, LaWrence left England for the United States. He spent the next six years travelling throughout the U.S. and Canada composing his experiences onto canvas.
LaWrence's paintings have been widely received in New York, Vancouver, Sedona, and Los Angeles as well as in England and Japan. He has developed a talent for expressing his spiritual outlook on life through his powerful & colorful imagery that induces a sense of healing in the viewer.
LaWrence's art encompasses American Southwest regional motifs, abstract realism portraits (including famous subjects such as Sade, Diana Ross, Claudia Schiffer & The Pointer Sisters) as well as symbols of universal consciousness expressed as abstract Angels and Light Bodies. LaWrence captures the essence of life through bold colorful acrylics on canvas and watercolor paper.