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Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Friar Street, Reading - Painting of Blandy and Blandy Solicitors - Berkshire Artist Thérèse Lawlor

Friar Street, Reading

At the start of Friar Street there is a special corner. Side by side sit the Victorian Town Hall, the modern offices of the solicitors, Blandy and Blandy and the 12th Century church of St Laurence.

The offices of Blandy and Blandy, one of the oldest solicitors in the country, is a building designed after the second world war, following a bomb attack on Reading on 10 February 1943. The bomb killed 41 people and injured 150 others. The devastation could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fact it was half-day closing and many shops were empty. Many of those killed had been in
The People’s Pantry, a restaurant just opposite the Town Hall.

Image Size: A4
Art Medium: Mixed Media
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Thérèse Lawlor

Mixed Media Art

'Concertina' Sketchbooks

Greetings Cards

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About The Artist

Thérèse has lived in Reading for over 30 years and uses the town and her allotment as two of the inspirations for her work.

She develops paintings from sketches she makes on location and some of the scenes captured become greeting cards, with the history of the place on the back. Some of her work has represented Reading with its twin town of Dusseldorf and she has been commissioned to depict many local buildings for promotions or as presents. She is very happy to discuss commissions.


Enjoy this video of Thérèse Lawlor in her studio letting us know about her cards available at Reading Museum and showing us examples of her wonderful concertina books. You can use the controls on the video to enlarge it to full screen size.


Greetings Cards

'My cards carry the history of the image on the front in the case of local places, or recipes on the back of my food pictures, or gardening advice on my allotment cards.'

Art Group / Exhibitions

Thérèse is a member of the Reading Guild of Artists, Woodley and Earley Arts Group, Reading Urban Sketchers and Mixed Media Monday Group. She exhibits at Whiteknights Studio Trail, The Henley Arts Trail and at many local arts events in Berkshire.

Paintings Exhibition at Reading Hospital - 25% of sales to the hospital’s voluntary services charity

Paintings Exhibition at Reading Hospital - 25% of sales go to the hospital’s voluntary services charity.