Artist Lawrence Coulson – the UK’s most successful limited edition artist?

January 22, 2010 on 8:00 pm | In English Countryside, Landscape Art, Lawrence Coulson, Washington Green Fine Art | 5 Comments

We have not yet mentioned the extraordinary artist Lawrence Coulson in our blog, so I am going to tell you a little about him, his background and his art.

Shoreline Fire, limited edition print by Lawrence Coulson

Coulson grew up around art, as his father Gerald Coulson was a successful artist, painting mainly landscape and aviation scenes. However, Lawrence did not feel as adept at painting as his father & so never viewed art as a career choice, painting only as a hobby.

His favourite medium at that time was watercolours but later his father persuaded him to experiment with oils instead. This he did, with much trepidation and soon realised he much preferred the results he achieved with oil paints. Eventually, Lawrence Coulson & other began to realised he did have artistic talent…

Catching The Breeze limited edition print by Lawrence Coulson

Coulson was working as a retail manager during this time and struggled with the exciting prospect of trying to become a successful professional artist or playing it safe and staying in his job. But the demand for his art continued to grow until Coulson had to choose between keeping his job or pursuing art as a full time career. Luckily for us, he decided on the latter and plunged into his new career in 1997, inspired by the comments of both his father and many others, including a restaurant owner who asked Lawrence to try selling artwork on his walls – & shortly after that Lawrence got his first customer!

Coulson paints landscapes, and he himself states this is because he loves the British countryside & all the different atmospheres he discovers at different times, in different weathers and in different places, which in essence is what he tries to capture in his paintings.

Moonlight Sparkle limited edition print by Lawrence Coulson

In 2003 Lawrence Coulson won the Fine Art Trade Guilds award for “Best Selling Published Artist” which is a great accomplishment for a self-taught artist. Coulson has also experienced much commercial success and a large fan base & is one of the most recognisable artwork in any high street gallery. It is amazing to think that he was reluctant to leave his other job & become an artist in case he was not successful (he and his wife had a baby at that time) given the phenomenal popularity he has enjoyed.

Today he is one of the most long standing & recognisable Artists working with Washington Green Fine Art publishers & the demand for his work has never been higher

Freedom Is A Place limited edition print by Lawrence Coulson



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  1. please i am trying to find a hand signed print by Mr. Coulson that hangs on my mother’s wall for almost 3o years.

    it is a foggy and misty winter morning, a man is out with his one or two dogs. Trees beautifully above him. a fence on the side of the road along with patches of snow on the ground here and there. please let me know if anymore are still available or the name of the print.
    so grateful,

    Comment by sunne armetta — March 19, 2011 #

  2. my mother has a beautiful hand signed Coulson print hanging on her wall for 30+ years of a foogy and misty winter day with a man and his one or two dog out for a walk there are beautiful trees above him and a fence on one side of the road with snowy patches on the ground. can i find another print some where?

    thank you sunne

    Comment by sunne armetta — March 19, 2011 #

  3. My daughter sent me to this website, and she is absolutely right in every way, Keep up your terrific work!

    Comment by Vinamra Koshy — July 7, 2012 #

  4. I have the same picture that Sunne Armetta describes. is there any info on it as of yet?

    Comment by Frank Vanacore — October 21, 2012 #

  5. kindly please take my name off your website

    Comment by sunne armetta — February 21, 2013 #

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