Jeffrey Watts – Artist/Painter [Podcast]
Artist/Painter Jeffrey R. Watts joins hosts Kevin Gregg and Paul Carganilla on this week’s episode of Your Creative Journey!
Jeffrey R. Watts is an artist with an extensive career as an illustrator, oil painter, and teacher.
After working in the movie industry Jeff achieved his goal to become an easel painter which led him to create his painting studio known as Watts Atelier of the Arts. ( www.wattsatelier.com )
Jeff’s aesthetic sensibilities have long drawn him to the figurative art of nineteenth-century Europe and Russia. His Atelier allows him to work regularly from the live model, grounding his work in traditional principles.
In 2008 The Taos Art Museum and Fechin House honored Watts with a Solo Exhibition in the original Taos home and studio of Mr. Nicolai Fechin.
Jeff’s oil paintings have won numerous awards including First Place Portrait category and Second Place Landscape category from the Artist’s Magazine, two consecutive Second Place Awards at the Salon International Exhibition, an Honor Award, and an Award of Exceptional Merit from the Portrait Society of America, 3 Awards of Excellence from Oil Painters of America and 3 Top 100 Awards from Arts for the Parks among others.
Watts’s work has been featured in Southwest Art, American Artist, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, American Art Collector, Drawing, and Workshop magazines. Jeffrey R. Watts is a Master Signature member of Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of both the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and the California Art Club, and holds membership in the Portrait Society of America.
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