Patricia Watwood

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Patricia Watwood

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist painter

Born 1971

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Patricia Watwood is the youngest of seven children, raised in St. Louis, Missouri. In College, she majored in Scenic Design at Trinity University, in San Antonio Texas. She has done design work in regional theatre in San Antonio, St. Louis, Seattle, and Boulder, Co. While working in Seattle in 1994, she began studying at The Academy of Realist Art, which marks the beginning of her studies in traditional painting, and a new direction in her career.

In 1996, Patricia and her husband, Duncan, moved to New York City for Patricia to pursue her training. She began studying with Jacob Collins at his Brooklyn brownstone. With ten other students, she moved to the Water Street Atelier, when it started in April of 1997. Also in the Fall of 1996, she entered the masters program at the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art, which she completed in 1999.

In 1998, Patricia and Duncan took a leave of absence from New York, and went to the Loire Valley, France for eight months. There, Patricia studied with the American artist Ted Seth Jacobs, who runs an atelier in Les Cerqueux sous Passavant.

Patricia has been an instructor at the Water Street Atelier in DUMBO, Brooklyn, since 2000. She has been exhibiting in group and solo shows in New York, Paris, Houston, San Francisco and Long Island. Her work is represented by Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY; Meredith Long & Co., Houston; John Pence Gallery in San Francisco; and by The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. Patricia and Duncan have just had their first child, Sophia Belle. They will soon be working and living in their new home in Brooklyn.

07 November 2017 to 31 December 2017


10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

For nearly 40,000 years mankind has been contributing to a vast visual record of the human condition. Weaving creativity with convention, each generation of mark-makers would pass along to the next an evolving visual vocabulary that would eventually overcome barriers of time, distance, language, and culture. Today, art educators prepare new generations of creatives to contribute new chapters to this unique, ongoing epic. Legacy is a celebration of these educators.

13 September 2017 to 20 December 2017

Still Life: Oil Painting Basics


600 USD

This class introduces beginning and intermediate painters to color mixing, value, paint handling, and traditional painting techniques for creating a still life in oils. Ala prima and multi-stage painting methods instructed.

13 September 2017 to 20 December 2017

Portrait Painting: Learn Color and Ligh


750 USD

We will have a portrait model for each class. The class will create color and value studies, and long pose projects to learn underpainting techniques, and how to develop an accurate likeness with beautiful naturalistic color. All levels-- beginners welcome.

21 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

Studio Party and Gowanus Artist Studio Tour Weekend

248 17th St, Studio #6, NY 11215

The Gowanus Open Studios Tour is one of the best in Brooklyn-- many amazing studios to visit in the Gowanus and Park Slope area. Make an afternoon of it-- it's very special to see artists spaces and learn about their process! Arts Gowanus is also having a Group Exhibition at 313 Butler Gallery to celebrate the tour. More info