David Lawton | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

David Lawton

Visual Arts


David Lawton is currently the president of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters and a past president of the Maryland Pastel Society. He has studied here and abroad, with the most notable being the Art Students League in New York. In addition he has had the opportunity to study with some of today’s finest artist such as Cedric Egeli and Albert Handell.

David divides his time between Oils and Pastels knowing that each has its own unique attributes. David currently teaches at AACC focusing on pastel and plein air painting.
David strives to see the beauty in the most simplistic of subjects and thus he tries to capture the essence of his subject in as direct and straightforward manner as possible. Knowing what to eliminate is as important to David as what he chooses to include in his paintings.