Carl Frederick Lawrenson, (b. 1949) grew up in Susquehanna, a small town in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. He attended Mansfield State college from 1967 to 1971 majoring in art education. Since graduation he has spent much of his life teaching art, coaching basketball and painting in northern Tioga County, a rural area in the mountains of north central Pa.
Fred's paintings have placed in several regional juried exhibits along with receiving 4 viewer's choice awards. In addition, two of his paintings were selected for publication on full color calendars distributed throughout northern Pennsylvania in the late 1980s.
His painting "Origins", was selected to the Paint America Top 100 in 2007 and went on a national tour with the other selections throughout 2008. He again made the Paint America Top 100 in 2010 with his painting "Tanglewood Touchdown", which was on tour throughout 2011. This painting also won the Palette Award at the ERAS exhibit presented at the Arnot Art Museum in December of 2012. In 2010 he published a children's book, that he wrote and illustrated, titled "Shalock and the Cloud of Bad Dreams," which was one of eight national finalists in the Best Book Awards competition for soft cover children's fiction literature, sponsored buy USA Book News. In 2012 Fred published his 2nd book, "In Search of the Great Wild Kawkins," which was also selected as a USA Best Book Awards national finalist. Two more of his paintings "After the Rain," and Abrams Falls," were selected to the National Paint the Parks Top 100 and were on tour throughout 2015 and part of 2016. Read more...