Lawrence Manning, Wilton,Maine Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Origination
Lawrence Joseph Manning
Born August 19th 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts
Father: Lawrence Joseph Manning (Deceased), place of birth unknown.
Mother: Joan Ellen Manning (Deceased), place of birth unknown.
I’m the youngest of six siblings: Sue, James (deceased), Mike, Joan and Deborah. All live in Massachusetts with their Families.
My father was a truck driver and my mother waitressed...
I lived with them until I was about six in Boston, Mass, then removed from their care by the state and placed in state custody.
The area is known for the Boston tea party and numerous other events in history.
a. Grammar/High School...
I went to many schools and I’m not sure of all their names, except for Brockton High school
b. Anecdotes/accomplishments of their youth...
I loved to draw and make things as a child. I won 2nd place for a coffee table I made in high
School that a long time friend holds in his possession at this time, I wasn’t very community oriented
as a child, I hung out with wrong crowd, as adults would put it back then and maybe now.
College / Vocational Schooling...
I attended University of Maine at Augusta for a yr for graphic design, but did not complete my
studies do to personal issues (providing for my family came first) at the time.
a. I enlisted in 1991 before the first invasion of Iraqi took place...
b I ended up serving in Germany...
c. Branch of service, and company/regiment information...
Army, Status 31k combat communications,12 Bravo company
E1 thru E4
Honorable: January 1995
a. My wife Brandi and I were married 12/27/98 in Maine.
b. I have two children:
Zoe: Born 1997 in Farmington, Maine
Kern: Born 2002 in Farmington, Maine
I currently work with acrylic paint on mat board, Abstract figurative Stone sculptures and drawing mixed media, I’m an artist at heart, I see something, I dream it, I feel it and I do my best to put it into a visual representation of reality, as I want to see it. I hope others appreciate it for what they see in it. But I do not expect everyone to love what I do and I accept that as being part of the nature of us all…