I am a self-taught painter, living and working in Sheffield. I am a member of the Heeley art club, one of the oldest in the country and have exhibited at art shows in Sheffield. After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in history, I pursued a career in industry and advertising but throughout my life I have had a fascination for art and learned as much as possible from the great artists of the past.
Consequently, my style is very versatile and eclectic, defined only by a drive to keep exploring new avenues and new approaches to my artistic endeavour.
Over the years, my main influences have been mid-20th British neo-romantic art; German expressionism and late 20th century abstract works.
I believe art is a doorway to consciousness.
It is not only about what we see, but why and how we see it and these artistic movements best express this emotion.
I have a love of colour, shape, symbol and atmosphere whether painting landscapes, abstract works or drawings.
Imbued with a deep sense of history, I try to capture a sub-conscious view of the world which we all recognise – a world which doesn’t exist, yet is always with us.
A small selection of my work is shown below. All are for sale. Please visit: www.emergingartistplatform.com/ivorlawrence or if you would like to know more about my artwork please email me on email@example.com