Julia Watson

My work is about the beauty of the world around us. Although this may sound simple and trite, making a beautiful painting is not. I’ve painted long enough to know my preferred subject, style and medium. I’m most inspired by nature and color, so it makes sense that I prefer to paint realistic florals. My medium is oil, and I paint in thin layers, building up varying colors. Although I now work full time as an artist, I have a Ph.D. in microbiology and worked for many years as a research scientist. My training in science taught me to observe carefully, all the better to capture the beauty of everyday things.  http://fineartbyjulia.com