Terry Watts RBA
Having first pursued my interest in landscape through photography and urban design, I have turned to landscape painting. This has led me to become a more analytical observer of many forces operating in the environment and our response to them.
The paintings are usually wide perspective, preciously rendered, yet also contain freely created elements. I attempt to use composition and light to generate a twenty-first century perception within the continuing tradition of landscape painting. I never paint in the field but spend a high proportion of time exploring the landscape with my sketchbook and camera. For e the most creative part of the process is the assembly of a painting from he sometimes unconnected visual elements collected. Before beginning the painting phase, I usually have a fully worked drawing at full scale so that I can concentrate on light and colour. The painting medium is acrylic, on either card or canvas.
1946 Born on the 4th August in London
1962-1963 Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts: Pre Dip.
1964-67 Hammersmith College of Art: London Certificate Art & Design
1978-81 Open University: BA (Maths, Science)
2007 Buzzacott/Defries Prize: Best Picture at RI (Watercolours)
2003 First Prize, London City Airport Art Exhibition
2002 Guests Prize, Laing Seascape & Landscape Art Competition
2002 First Prize, London City Airport Art Competition
2008 Broadway Modern, Worcs.
2008 Francis lies, Rochester, Kent
2007 Releaf Gallery, Tunbridge Well, Kent
2006 The Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport, Dorset
2006 Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk
2004 Stark Gallery, London SE12, Beaux Arts, Bath
2003 Bloxham Galleries, London
2002-5 London City Airport
1998 The Lux, Hoxton Square London. Exhibition of my original artwork for a Millennium project.
2003 Pratique Des Arts No. 67 n.paradoxa