April/May 2016 Competition
Artist — Rockport, Maine
T. Allen Lawson was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming where the vast beauty of Wyoming and the allure of the American West became part of him. From an early age, he has been drawn to the quieter side of nature. Over time, Tim has developed a discipline of patiently observing his world, studying often unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings.
Tim studied drawing and portraiture at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He furthered his formal studies attending the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. A lifelong student, his dedication to and love of his craft is always evolving as his interests and influences continue to challenge him.
Over his career, T. Allen Lawson has won a number of awards including: The John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Grant; Red Smith Memorial Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art; Jurors Choice Award, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale; William E. Weiss Purchase Award, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale; the Artists Choice Award, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale; and the Golden Thunderbird Award – Best of Show, Maynard Dixon Country. Beyond the awards, he considers himself even more fortunate to have met, and honored to be able to include among his friends, many of the best artists working today.