James Watts

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Form, content and process become tools in the mediative search for essence. - James Watts

I consider my paintings to be a form of meditation. I work for a unity in color, paint, line, and field until the paintings seem to exist and speak to the viewer as self-generated objects. Painting for me must be an act of absolute freedom, or why do it at all? Where else can one reach a place where one cannot go any further, and it becomes a place of beginnings.

Mr. Watts' work has been exhibited in over 30 group shows, 3 solo shows, and 10 juried shows. His work has also won numerous awards and he has illustrated over 19 books for children.

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