Jerome Lawrence graduated from Georgia State University in 1984 with a Bachelor's of Visual Arts degree, majoring in Studio Art. He continued to paint as he had all of his life, studying privately for many years after his graduation with Joseph Perrin, a world renowned artist and head emeritus of the School of Art and Design at GSU. Jerome is now deeply involved in the creation as well as the business side of art. In 2004 the Carter Center in Atlanta invited Jerome to give a solo art exhibit to an audience that included President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter has since purchased two of Jerome’s paintings to hang at the Carter Center in Atlanta and Jerome’s art donations to the Carter Center have brought as much as $13,000.00 for a single painting at auction. Recently wrapping a show at the renowned Woodruff Arts Center with Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Foundation as artist in residence, Jerome seeks new opportunity, selling original paintings, books and fine art prints.