VERONICA LAWLOR‘s romantically inclined reportage drawings have led her around the world, including a reportage of Italy and portrait of Pope John Paul II. On this side of the Atlantic she has travelled across the United States drawing icons of America for Brooks Brothers 185th anniversary campaign, and has completed reportage assignments for numerous clients including 3M Corporation and the Hyatt hotel chain. In 2002 she documented VaxGen’s quest to create an AIDS vaccine for the companies annual report. The only artist to draw, on the spot, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, her work is featured in the Newseum, the Washington DC museum of journalism; the drawings were also exhibited at Montserrat College and the New York City Fire Museum. The full series is published in a book titled, September 11, 2001: Words and Pictures.

Ms. Lawlor’s work has appeared in numerous publications and her picture book, I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories of the Ellis Island Oral History Project (Viking) was honored by the National Council for Social Studies, and exhibited in Washington DC. She has also shown her work at Emerge Gallery, 601 Artspace, the Society of Illustrators, the Rx Club, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators of LA and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, among others. Her drawings and silk paintings on issues of world hunger were exhibited at the United Nations World Food Summit in Rome, and in 2011 she was selected as the North American representative to the Canson Prix, and her work was presented at the Louvre.

Veronica Lawlor is currently on the faculty of Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, and conducts private reportage workshops worldwide. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design (BFA) and the New School (MA). Veronica studied with the late David J. Passalacqua, and is the co-founder of the Dalvero Academy. She is a correspondent on the international location drawing blog, Urban Sketchers, and the author of several books on drawing and illustration: One Drawing A Day, One Watercolor A Day, and the Urban Sketcher’s Handbook to Reportage and Documentary Illustration. 

To purchase any of Veronica Lawlor’s drawings, paintings or prints, please visit Veronica Lawlor Gallery or you may email her at: veronica[at]


STUDIO 1482 consists of four members with one common goal – to communicate visually in new, unique and exciting ways. Each member of the studio works both as an individual and in concert with the other six. The studio is based on reportage – drawing and illustrating on site. This kind of engagement creates unusual visual solutions that are graphically appropriate for the problem at hand.To view Veronica Lawlor’s portfolio and the other 1482 artists, please visit the site at


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Comments (2)

  1. Ernest Walker

    Your illustrations and reportage art is fantastic. It motivates me, as a semi-retired illustrator to continue with my artwork.
    I also noticed in a You Tube video that we share a connection to the late David J. Passalacqua. He was my drawing professor
    at Syracuse during the summer of 2001 when I was studying for masters in illustration. Some students first thought he was
    intimidating but they grew to love him for his instruction and valuable insight in illustration, and art in general. I consider Dave as one of
    the best drawing instructors I ever had. He was truly a remarkable person. I can not say enough good things about him.
    Ernest Walker,
    Kensington,, MD

  2. Veronica

    Hi Ernest, thank you for your kind words! I hope you continue with your artwork, it’s important to keep the drawing tradition alive. So nice to hear that you also studied drawing with Dave – a force of inspiration to so many of us artists over the years.

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