Lawrence Quigley studied at The Laird School of Art, Birkenhead (1971-72) where he completed a Foundation Course Diploma in Art and Design. He then attended Loughborough College of Art and Design (1973-76) and achieved a B.A. Hons. Degree in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking. He then attended the RoyalAcademySchools, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1977-80) attaining a M.A. Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking (RAS). Currently Lawrence is employed as Head of Art at Ashbourne 6th FormCollege, Kensington, London.
Lawrence's work is rooted within the figurative tradition of British and European Painting. Much of the imagery is performance or literature related and inspired, observing the world as a potential stage for the scenes and dramas that echo human experience and behaviour. The landscape works are engaged with the manipulation and enjoyment of paint, endeavouring to capture the ' spirit or mood of place' - evoked by particular lighting or weather conditions within our environment and the world around us. The romantic fervour of Turner and Constable in their immediacy and direct response to the landscape is prominent in the depiction of the fleeting atmospheric changes that occur in the British landscape.
Lawrence has exibited extensively throughout the United Kingdom in both one man and group shows and he has been the winner of many artistic awards.