Its the beginning of a new Month today and it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you all our February Artist of the Month Debi Watson. Debi is the President and a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Last year she also was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. She paints in both watercolour and oils in a traditonal realistic style.
'Blowing Snow' Watercolour
Debi has kindly written a message to you all below. She is willing to answer any of your questions this month. I hope you will again take this fabulous opportunity to learn from such an amazing artist. If you would like to ask Debi a question please click on the word comment at the bottom of the post. a new window will then open up with a white box for you to type your questions or observations into.
Hello Bayview watercolour Society,
I was born a love for art and spent a lot of my childhood drawing, much to the chagrin of my parents, who tried to encourage 'more practical' uses of my time. I continued art as a hobby and started painting watercolors in 1983, with a how to paint craft store book as a guide. My work was lauded by judges from the beginning, which was kind of unnerving for me. At one of the first shows I entered, my painting won two awards and I was asked to exhibit in the professional catagory. I was so intimidated that I didn't show for years!
Being self-taught, learning took a lot of time, but gave my work it's own unique look. In 1999, I retired from nursing to paint full time. I have enjoyed entering the juried shows as a way to push myself toward excellence. My work has been accepted and won awards across the nation, being featured in over a dozen magazines and books.
I just like to paint, and always will. I enjoy teaching and giving other people the encouragement to create art that I didn't get in my early years. I have many free how to paint videos on youtube including this one
For a whole range of free videos please follow the following link http://www.youtube.com/debiwatsonwatercolor
I am also currently working on putting lessons on my website www.debiwatson.com
I'm looking forward to being your Artist of the Month and answering any questions you might have.