Andy Watt in workshop

Since as far back as I can remember I have loved creating art. As a child encouraged by my parents, my days were spent drawing and painting and I always had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand!

At school art was my favourite subject, and after going to university to study Graphic Design & Modern Art I count myself lucky to have maintained a successful career in the art and design world, working as a Graphic Designer, and for the last nine years also as a professional artist.

Today art is a big part of my life and I still get a buzz from being creative and painting. I often get drawn into my art, spending days adding layer of colour until I create an effect and style I love.

Living in the North East of England near the coast and within easy access to the coastline has been a huge form of inspiration to me. All these inspirations feature consciously and unconsciously within my paintings.