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Vickie Lawrence, “Before and After,” Prismacolor Premier colored pencil on colored Stonehenge paper Legion, 9 x 12 in.

Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, colored pencil artist Vickie Lawrence.

Vickie is a Canadian artist who comes from a long line of talented artists. She enjoys portraying high realism in graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, and mixed medium. Vickie’s favorite subjects are equine, still life, animals, landscape, and floral. She uses photo references but will change lighting and color, adding this and removing that, and combining a number of images to create interesting compositions.

Vickie’s artwork has been published in magazines and books. She has won numerous awards nationally and internationally. Vickie enjoys teaching her art techniques to all ages, and is a certified colored pencil art instructor for Ann Kullberg’s Soar series of workshops taught in Canada and the USA.

Vickie is a member of Art$Pay, Colored Pencil Society of America, International Guild of Realism, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists, and Uptown Gallery Waterloo.

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Vickie Lawrence, “Shades of Grey,” mixed media – Prismacolor Premier colored pencil over WN watercolor washes worked on Stonehenge paper by Legion, 17 x 23 in.

“’Shades of Grey’ is a tribute to a lovely horse who had struggled with a disability that eventually she was put down for. She had not lived a full life as any normal horse would have and yet she maintained a kind and happy disposition even with all the pain she was in.”

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Vickie Lawrence, “Gone Fishin’,” Prismacolor Premier colored pencil, drawn on colored Stonehenge paper by Legion, 12 x 15 in.

“The still life drawing ‘Gone Fishin’ was created from life, and a photo for composition, for the guys who love to fish. This image really appeals to those who see it and seems to evoke fond memories of using these retired lures and rod when they were youngsters.”

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