Lawrence Wayne Adkinson
Lawrence’s appreciation for art was nurtured as a young boy growing up in a small town in Kansas. His mother, an artist herself, taught him to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. She took him to museums, art galleries, and concerts (Blue Grass being her favorite). She was always teaching him to study the beauty in nature and the uniqueness in people. His father, a barber and part time TV repairman, provided him with opportunities to tear apart, fix, invent and create. This is how Lawrence’s art has evolved.
Lawrence enjoys bringing new life to discarded objects, depicting man’s relationships with the earth and nature. He incorporates a key as symbol of usefulness and life to each sculpture. His hope for those who view his art is to adopt it’s meaning into their lives. He considers it a compliment when someone says “I can’t describe this in words, but I feel it!”
He supports various educational arts programs. Teaching his method of art is very rewarding. He has taught students of all ages to use their creativity to express their feelings. Hoping to help them understand “art is a one of a kind creation of self expression.”
Lawrence has participated in Hillcrest-San Diego, California Arts Festival, Helper Utah Arts Festival, Ogden Utah Arts Festival, JE Cosgriff Memorial Arts Festival, Great Basin Fiber Arts Festival, Ridgway Colorado Arts Festival and Montelago Arts Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, Greeley Colorado Arts Picnic and the Loveland Sculptural Invitational in Loveland, Colorado. Several of his sculptures are currently displayed in the Boxcar Gallery in Helper, Utah.
His sculptures are displayed in private collections in New York, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Utah, England and Scotland.
Lawrence and his wife Perda reside in West Valley City, Utah.