Frietha Lawrence – Artist
The journey into a second career began when Frietha retired after forty years as an RN. Having drawn and painted since childhood she was ready to make the dream of becoming an artist a reality.
Frietha attended Eastern Connecticut State University and earned a BA degree in studio art. “Count It All Joy” studio was opened shortly after on their Ashford farm property. She is certified to teach the Zentangle drawing method. Her award winning Zentangle picture was featured at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. Zentangle classes are held monthly in her studio and other locations by request.
Frietha is active in “ Artist Open Studio” tours and is a member of their board of directors. She is on the board of directors for the “North East Connecticut Art Guild” and one of the directors for “Worship Arts” at her church.
There are patterns and colors and images in the world all around us. Pleasure comes in recognizing these elements and interpreting them onto paper and canvas. From the lowly mushroom to the stately oak, from the raindrop to a roaring waterfall, all creation declares the glory of God.