New Zealand painter Angus Watson is passionate about colour. His ways of seeing changed utterly when he went to Fiji in the early 1990's. Surrounded by bright, extraordinary colours and works by the Australian artist Ken Done, who is renowned as a colourist, it was a turning point in his art. It changed the way Watson worked. He began painting people with eyes the colours of pumpkins, aubergines or poppies with hair of greens or vermilions, with limbs of lime. He began to break all the rules.
Using his preferred medium-watercolour-and concentrating on the figure, Watson explores the joy of playing with colours, of putting one colour beside another and allowing them to bounce off and bleed into each other. The effects are instant. There are effects that are unexpected , that haven't been thought of. Although he focuses on figure painting, for Watson the subject is not important-it is something on which to hang the colours.
Angus Watson has been a full time painter since 1988. He sells most of his work from his Littles Road Studio near Queenstown in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. His work is regularly exhibited throughout the country. Half of his work has sold to overseas customers in more than twenty countries.
Beautiful 2010 calendars of Angus's work are now available
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