About the artist David Antony Lawrence

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David Antony Lawrence



Born in London, England in 1927. A native of Essex, England. The only child of Harold and Clarise Lawrence of Ilford. Essex. He was married to Marsha McCurley – an American. Lived in a small university town in South Carolina. Had two daughters by a previous marriage, Anne-Marie an ex-teacher living in the UK, and Barbara a mechanical designer living in the USA. He considered Brighton UK to be home town. He was a design engineer for his freelance consulting company. Died in 2010.


Chelmsford Tech. College – Nat. Cert. in Mech. Engineering. Also attended Watford and Twickenham Tech. Colleges.



1943 – 1946 Draughtsman – Permutit Co. Water Treatment Engrs. London.
1946 – 1948 Draughtsman – Davy, Paxman & Co. Colchester.
1948 – 1975 Draughtsman/R&D Engr./Process Engr./Project Engineer J.Lyons & Co, London.
1975 – 1986 – Freelance Draughting & Project business. UK & USA.
1986 – 2010 – Pres. of David Lawrence Projects, Inc.

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Career highlights:

With J.Lyons & Co London. – Patent holder of food manufacturing machine designs. Process, R&D, and Commissioning Engr. for Harvest Pie Plants in London and Glasgow employing the above machine.

For Nucor Steel – Prepared designs and was commissioning consultant for Intersteel Tech. Inc. of the first continuous steel melting plant in the world at Nucor Steel, Darlington, South Carolina, USA.


Model Railways,
Pen & Ink Drawing,
Meccano & other model construction systems,
Web design,
North Wales.

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Other activities:

Designed for British Rail (Southern) their network map.
Edited and published media magazine for 19 years.
Started a railway e-group on the internet.
Wrote a step-by-step drawing course.
Published collection of pen & ink portraits ‘Faces of the old Millennium’.
Web site index at Dolphin Designs, a joint activity with wife Marsha.


Gallery of Drawings

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.
Portrait of Princess Diana
Princess Diana
Mikhail Gorbachev
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama
Mao Tse Tung
Mao Tse-Tung (Zedong)
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Whoopi Goldberg
Gates McFadden
Gates McFadden
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford




































You can study the step-by-step drawing course “How To Make Pen  & Ink Drawings from Stills” and try to draw a similar portrait in the likeness of a photo that you have available.


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