Lawrence joined Philip Mould & Company in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Art History. Prior to working at the gallery Lawrence worked for a number of years as an independent art dealer in the South-West working in conjunction with public galleries and museums as well as auction houses and private galleries. Lawrence made numerous significant discoveries in this field including a lost early work by Henry Scott Tuke in 2007.
Lawrence is now Head of Research at Philip Mould & Co. and has identified a number of previously lost works by painters such as Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller and Joshua Reynolds, as well as portraits by modern British artists such as Ambrose McEvoy. Lawrence has also identified a number of significant historical portraits since he took up the position of Head of Research, including a previously lost portrait of the sixteenth-century architect Ralph Symons and a rare portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots painted within her lifetime.
Lawrence also works as a specialist on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow.