Greg Lawler is a well-established New York State artist, actively working and exhibiting for over 25 years. His paintings hang in private collections throughout Maine, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lawler holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Penn State University and a BFA from the Phildelphia College of Art. He currently resides in upstate New York, and teaches at Pratt Institutes upstate campus at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institue in Utica. Lawler has been a full time professor of art at MWP for over 24 years.
A Distinct Approach
Lawler's style of portraiture is quite unique. Although his recent work has a traditional emphasis, often his exaggerations of light, color and brushwork allow his paintings to transcend the ordinary and achieve a more expressive quality. His work has been influenced by great painters such as John Singer Sargent, Francisco Goya and Edward Manet.
Commission Terms and Conditions
$ 1,100 for a head study, 11x14". $ 2,200 for a bust portrait, 20x24". $ 3,400 for a 1/2 to 3/4 length figure, 28x36". $ 4,500 for a full lenght figure, 36x54" or larger.
Prices are for single subjects. Paintings with more than one figure are subject to an additional fee.
75% more per extra figure. 25% more per animal. Background development may be an additional cost.
Proportions may vary slightly according to the composition of the painting and will be close to life size.
All paintings are original oil on high quality handmade canvases.
Client is reponsible for costs of travel, lodging and shipping where applicable.
Framing is not included.
Payments will be made half in advance, half upon completion.
Lawler prefers to work from photographs because of the time-intensive nature of the process. This allows for more candid poses and expressions from the sitter, which often results in a more natural feeling in the finished painting.
A minimal time of 1 to 2 hours for a photo shoot is needed with the sitter.