Patricia Watwood
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
248 17th St.
Studio # #6

Phone: 6464567169



Artist Bio:
Patricia Watwood is a figurative painter based in Brooklyn, NY.
Watwood is a leading figure in the contemporary classical movement. Her subjects are primarily women and figures, often using allegory and mythic imagery. With a classical academic training, her work prioritizes craft, observation and aesthetic design. Her work is in public and private collections worldwide, and has been exhibited at the Beijing World Art Museum, St. Louis University Museum of Art, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Forbes Galleries, among others. She has produced instructional DVDs including "Creating Portraits from Life," with Streamline Art Video. Her portraits hang at Harvard University, St. Louis City Hall, Weill-Cornell Hospital, St. Louis University and many others. Watwood has taught at New York Academy of Art, gives lectures and workshops across the country, and is a featured art instructor with She earned her MFA from New York Academy of Art, and was a founding member of Jacob Collin's Water Street Atelier.

Artist Statement:
I am a contemporary figurative artist working in the classical tradition of oil painting. I make figurative drawings, portrait drawing and paintings, and larger oil paintings of portraits and figures, often the nude in an allegorical setting. My work prioritizes aesthetic principles, technical rigor, classical training, and balances perception and design. I use narrative structures like allegory and myth to explore meaning in archetypes, and focus on the spiritual human presence. Ultimately, I am interested in oil paint and the soul.

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