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Irene Watts

, United States



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About the Artist

Commercial artist various positions:
Artist/illustrator Barrington Illinois,
Civilian artist/illustrator US Army, Ft Bliss Texas
Private Contractor/Wildlife Artist for Dept of Interior Us Fish and Wildlife in Denver Contracted displays at Wildlife Refuges throughout US. Fine Artist: Member Core Art Cooperative. Art work includes Oil, Water Color,Print Making, Monotype and lithographs, Cartoon Drawings, Etchings, Ceramics, Photography, and Wood Workings.
Also Poet with one illustrated book of art and poetry on Amazon titled FRAGMENTS


Artist Statement

ARTIST’S STATEMENT


In the early 1980’s, I plunged into fine art after a successful career in commercial artwork. The various art methods that I have since used included oil painting, print making, charcoal, collage and then water color. In doing water color, I found a certain amount of freedom in my sub-conscious leanings and henceforth my love for non objective art took wing. The water color work began as fun, but ended with whole series of work that I wanted to share. In my methodology, I found it advantageous for me to lay the work aside for awhile and then look at it again; often, many surprises appeared that I had not noticed while the work was in progress

IRENE WATTS


Exhibitions

ART SHOW LIST
“FROM MUSIC TO ART” Koelbel library, January
“AMERICAN PRINT” Foothills Art Center, Golden, Co. July-Sept.
“25TH ALL COLORADO ART SHOW” Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, June-Aug. 2008
“1996 BENEFIT ART AUCTION”, Colo. History Museum.
“MACKEY GALLERY”
“CRAZY BIRD GALLERY” May, 1997.
“2006 HOLIDAY ART MARKET” Foothills Art Center, Golden, Co.
“21ST ANNUAL ART MARKET” Arvada Center. Colorado.
“19TH ANNUAL ART MARKET & SHOW”. Arvada Center, Colorado.
“ART MARKET 10
” Arvada Center, Co.
“2006 COW PARADE”, painted 3-D cows, Denver, Co.
“NATIONAL SMALL PRINT SHOWS”, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, Creede, Co.
“ABBEY LANE GALLERY”, Creede, Colorado
“ART SCAPE BOOKLET” paid advertisement, 2007, “oil painting, CARMINA BURANA”.


Denver Art Museum (outside) Sorta Torta Mortals (Artistic Banners)
One Person Showing Belmar Cultural Center,Lakewood


Education

Art Institute of Chicago, University Texas/El Paso, Edison College, Florida

Awards

Third Place Eagles Our Heritage Past and Future
Meritorious Award Fine Arts, Colo State Fair
Judges Award Belmar Museum
Winner October Fest Poster contest, Larimer Square