(b. 1958) Anne Maree Lawrence is a prolific talent and has been painting for over 40 years. Born and raised in Charleston, Anne Maree paints in a traditional style with a hint of contemporary flair in every subject she chooses. With deep ties to the Lowcountry, Anne Maree is the neice of renowned Charleston watercolor artist Anne Worsham Richardson, and operated her gallery for over 40 years before closing in 2016. After decades of honing her skills as a watercolorist, she then began to focus on her own path as an artist, and we are honored to represent her work.
Anne Maree has been fascinated with nature from an early age. She worked closely with her famous aunt in her acclaimed bird rescue sanctuary; in addition to running her Church Street Gallery 'Birds I View' for decades. She remembers "field trips" with her aunt picking wild flowers and leaves to press and save, and has always studied the ecology and science behind the art subjects she chooses. Her degree in Biology from College of Charleston has always played a part in her artistic expression, and she would be the first one to tell you all about the species of flower she painted, or the latin name for the whimsical sweet peas she creates. Her knowledge of both science and art are interwoven into her artistic process.
Throughout her life, Anne Maree researched painting methods used by her aunt, also a watercolor artist. She has studied privately under Charlsie Vorwerk, and most recently Anna Mason. Her favorite subjects are from nature, and most of her compositions are studies of details. She likes to leave the white backgrounds to put the emphasis on the details.
Her work was featured in the October issue of American Art Collector, and she will be part of a group show in the gallery in Spring 2019 with all new works!