The Best of the Best: Contemporary Wildlife Art Retrospective Exhibit and Sale on display until December 31

T. Allen Lawson

T. Allen Lawson, <em>Nothing Gold Can Stay</em>, 2010, oil on linen, 13 x 30 in. On loan from private collection T. Allen Lawson, Nothing Gold Can Stay, 2010, oil on linen, 13 x 30 in. On loan from private collection
T. Allen Lawson, <em>The Crosswalk</em>, 2014, watercolor, gouache, graphite, ink, colored wax on handmade paper, 24 x 18 in. Collection of Dan and Sheryl Tishman T. Allen Lawson, The Crosswalk, 2014, watercolor, gouache, graphite, ink, colored wax on handmade paper, 24 x 18 in. Collection of Dan and Sheryl Tishman
T. Allen Lawson

Lawson is drawn to the quieter side of life. Over time he has developed a discipline of patiently observing and studying the often unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings. In his paintings he strives to build layers and textures with pigment to create the abstraction and nuanced depth he feels in nature and the world around him. Born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, the American West is an integral part of him. Lawson studied drawing and portraiture at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and furthered his formal studies attending the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. His work has appeared in numerous national magazines, public collections, and National Museums. Lawson is a multiple award winner, and in 2008 he was chosen by the President and First Lady to create a painting for the official White House Christmas card. He lives and works in Rockport, Maine, and Sheridan, Wyoming.