Lawlor has been exhibiting for over 15 years. His work is based not only on the Irish sense of humour, but in vivid realisation that the old way of life will have vanished by our next generation. His works takes elements from his surroundings and mixes them with the people of the place, in their environment and doing what they love best. In their own way they have helped create the atmosphere around them, whether they be farmers, business people, students or otherwise. Each town has it’s own characters and characteristics but are they basically the same in every town. He applaudes these people and their character, which makes them unique. Lawlor appreciates the humour of the Irish people, he finds the gentle mannerisms that he encounters while painting them is honourable. ‘It’s a history in their faces and a sparkle in their eye that belies their age. There is nothing better for me than to capture the character of the person, and presenting them with the final result’.
Jimmy’s work is included in many important private and corporate collections in Ireland and all around the world. Among them, Hugh Leonard, Treasury Holdings, Diageo Ireland, Dermot Desmond, Brenda Fricker, Great Southern Hotel Group, Government Buildings and Anglo Irish Bank London.
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