Carl Frederick Lawrenson (Fred) grew up in Susquehanna, a small town in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. He attended Mansfield State College from 1967-1971 majoring in art education. Since graduation he has spent much of his life teaching art, coaching basketball and painting in Northern Tioga County, a rural area in the mountains of north central PA.
Fred’s paintings have placed in several regional juried exhibits along with receiving five viewer’s choice awards. In 2018 his painting “The Last Hurdle” won a first place award at The State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.
In 2003 Fred was Juried into the World Nature Artist Group (aka Artists for Conservation). He is also a Juried Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan and a Juried Member of the Elmira Regional Art Society.
His painting Origins, was selected to the Paint America Top 100 in 2007 and went on a national tour with the other selections throughout 2008. He again made the Paint America Top 100 in 2010 with his painting Tanglewood Touchdown, which was on tour throughout 2011. This painting also won the Palette Award at the ERAS exhibit presented at the Arnot Art Museum in December of 2012. In 2010 he published a children’s book, that he wrote and illustrated, titled Shalock and the Cloud of Bad Dreams, which was one of 8 National Finalists in the Best Book Awards competition for soft cover children’s fiction literature, sponsored by USA Book News. In 2012 Fred published his 2nd book, In Search of the Great Wild Kawkins, which was also selected as a USA Best Book Awards national finalist. Recently two more of his paintings, After the Rain and Abrams Falls, were selected to the National Paint the Parks Top 100 and were on tour throughout 2015 and part of 2016.
In the spring of 2016, Fred released his first ever coffee table book titled All the Difference, which contains 56 full color photos of his paintings along with some drawings and sketches. All the Difference and the two children’s books are available in our store.
Contact Fred: [email protected]
Born and raised in Tioga County, Holly Lawrenson graduated from Williamsport School of Commerce in 1979, with a dual major in Medical and Executive Secretarial. She spent 26 years working for the United States Postal Service. She is currently retired and pursuing her passion of Photography. She has had a love of photography her entire life. Her favorite pastime is hiking and biking the paths and trails of Tioga County with her camera around her neck. Holly loves to shoot landscapes, butterflies, wildlife, children, senior portraits, and sometimes weddings. She was juried into The Elmira Regional Art Society in the spring of 2016. She has had three photos chosen in Pop’s Culture Shoppe Photo Contest that were made into puzzles. Her photo “Great Blue” won a Best of Show award at The Franklin Street Gallery in Watkins Glen, Ny in 2017.
Contact Holly: [email protected]