Barbara L Lawrence


Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advance Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and is currently painting full time in her studio in Santa Cruz

Barbara was the featured artist in the 2015 and 2017 landscape issues of the on line ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE.

Juried shows Barbara has participated in include: "I'll bet you can't paint a portrait - The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now;" the Art Space Gallery, San Francisco, juror Theophilus Brown, California Landscape of Dreams." presented by the Winfield Galley (Carmel) at the Fresno Art Museum, "California" at Cabrillo College, juror Ruth Braunstein.

Barbara is inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. Her work is characterized by recognizable subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with qualities of abstraction. Her work includes figurative and landscape paintings.

Barbara Lawrence
622 Windsor St.
Santa Cruz California 95062
831 426 7259


Horses in The Vineyard

Spring time in Carmel Valley California

Horses in the Vineyard “Horses in the Vineyard”

Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Antonellis Pond “Antonellis Pond”

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches

A Bad Time “A Bad Time”

Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Mary and Ruby “Mary and Ruby”

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 inches