Fliss Watts Online

portrait, oil on linen, 2014 portrait, acrylic

NB My new website flisswatts-artist.co.uk, launched January 2015, will replace this one - please check it out. Any feedback is gratefully received as it is still in the testing phase.

This website contains information and images of my work, including sculpture, paintings, drawings and prints. If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning work please email me at flisswtts1@gmail.com. My portraits are usually worked from life, except in special cases such as my busts of Ebenezer Howard and Douglas Clark, when only photographic references are available.

I have now got a blog on wordpress for more wordy stuff - if you are curious you can visit ideas melt like snow


ICA exhibition at the Theatre by the Lake, 4 September-12 October.

One of my recent paintings received a Judges' Commendation in the juried exhibition Open Up North, in Kendal, 31 May - 27 July 2014.

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You can see my work in the real world at:

Percy House Gallery, Cockermouth

Lowes Court, Egremont

I teach courses at Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite from time to time.

Also look out for a Quirky Workshop (portrait sculpture) at Greystoke Cycle Cafe - 17 November 2014.

Click on the image below to see pictures from a previous course.

Since 2008 I have been a member of Independent Cockermouth Artists - see www.icartists.org.uk.

Though I trained as a sculptor (at City and Guilds of London Art School) for the last few years I have been concentrating on painting in acrylics and oils, as well as printmaking (linocuts and some etchings at West Cumbria Print Studio). You can see more of my recent 2D work here:
recent work

...and a little video courtesy of Keswick Society of Art showing bits of a demo I did for them: click here


Apples (acrylic 2011)

life study

Life study (charcoal)

Ancient history:

The High Spen Primary memorial sculpture dedication ceremony took place in glorious sunshine on 8 July 2007.

at the Dedication ceremony

The landscaping and installation was undertaken by Landscape Outlook (www.landscapeoutlook.co.uk). The image below shows the bronze inlays of handprints of school children and relatives of the soldiers commemorated.

Installation day, showing bronze inlays

My portrait of Douglas Clark, rugby player, Cumberland wrestler and local hero from Maryport has now been moved to Huddersfield, where Dougie played for much of his career. The plinth consists of steel and local slate. The sculpture features in a book published in 2013, Immortals of British Sport, a celebration of British sporting heroes commemorated in sculpture.

Douglas Clark portrait 2007

Public residencies

Gallery: including steel mazes

Contact me

Corporate and private commissions including reliefs and portraits

2-d work: Linocuts (landscapes, trees etc , more linocuts (animals) and drawings



linocut:coiled figure