Fliss Watts Online
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.
You can see my work in the real world at:
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:
...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 (charcoal)
The High Spen Primary memorial sculpture dedication ceremony took place in glorious sunshine on 8 July 2007.
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.
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.