DescriptionLion Family III is a vibrant and tender depiction of a male, female and cub huddled together. This painting is part of series that was inspired by an African safari taken by the artist during which the lions revealed themselves to be the artist's totem animal spirit.This work exemplifies the style of visual expression frequently seen in Paul LaWrence Crutis' work. His style is characterized by a vibrant rainbow of colors that add movement and emotion to the relatively solid undertones which make up the base colors of his subjects.Original is a 30 x 24 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.