© Ted Lawson 2015
Ted Lawson ows
317 19th ST NW
Canton, Ohio  44709

    I am a contemporary artist who designs and paints in watercolor. When I am
    not painting in watercolor I may be taking photos for my sketchbook to paint
    later or I may be teaching watercolor painting to people that want to learn to
    design and paint in watercolor or I may be traveling the world looking for
    people and things to paint later or I may be playing golf or thinking about
    painting my next entry for watercolor society competition.  But then there is
    the time I spend exhibiting watercolor paintings at my Cleveland Ohio gallery
    space.  So, there is a lot of watercolor involved in what I am all about.

    It took me a while to get to this point.  I’m from Indiana but grew up in Phoenix
    Arizona.  I'm a US Navy veteran who deployed three times to Yankee Station
    during the Viet Nam conflict.  I was always interested in art but not enough to
    go to art school.  I chose engineering instead.  But I studied with the best
    watercolor teachers I could find and was coached by my favorite teacher,
    Bette Elliott.

    I live in Canton Ohio with Patricia, a “cat lady” who is a former high school
    Spanish teacher.  Our one daughter, Emily is a theatre attorney.  She and
    her husband Guy work in the Broadway production niche in Manhattan.  I'm a
    signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.   I'm represented by
    Gallery + in Cleveland Ohio at the 78th Street Studios.

    The editor of a recent publication knows of my engineering background and
    asked how such a mechanical engineer became a watercolor artist.  I turned
    that around on him by asking the obvious, “How did an artist ever become a
    mechanical engineer?”  Think, Leonardo DaVinci.