Lawrence Pitre is a married father of two, rose to the rank of captain in the Army and is involved with the Central Area Chamber of Commerce. While juggling these various positions, Pitre always found a way to express himself through art. His determination to keep creating despite obstacles goes back three decades to a vow he made to artist Jacob Lawrence, his University of Washington art professor at the time. Pitre recounted one of the last things Lawrence said to him:
“Never stop creating. Never stop drawing.”
Pitre continues to honor that promise.