'Summer Blaze', Acrylic on Paper, 20x12cms, (c)2012 Alan Watson All Rights Reserved
Welcome to my website.
I love this time of year. 'The Simmer Dim' is here as they say in Shetland. The landscape around Fife is looking lush and radiant. The evening skies are a spectacular joy!
I am a Scottish artist from Fife. I specialise in painting and drawing and work in a variety of media. I have created works on a range of themes from landscape to figurative projects depicting Scottish industries including fishing, whaling and St Kilda's bird culture. A selection of this work can be viewed from the links at my Gallery.
I recently completed a series of drawings, developed over 20 years, in conté and charcoal, depicting dramatic scenes inspired by the story of Brendan the Navigators epic journey across the Atlantic in a curragh and John O'Meara's translation of 'The Voyage of St Brendan - Journey to the promised land'. This suite of large scale figurative drawings titled 'The Navigatio' was exhibited earlier this year at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther. My portraits of three fishermen titled 'Ancestral Tryptych' can often be viewed at the Zulu Gallery at The Scottish Fisheries Museum and online at Art UK.
Current projects include a new venture for me exploring the art of stone lithography. A limited edition lithograph depicting an East Neuk of Fife fisherman, my grandfather, will be available later this year. My grandfather was caught up in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto 1917 and taken prisoner by the Austrians. For more about this story please see my blog.
I hope you enjoy what you see here.