The artist, who paints in oils on wood panel prefers to call his work non-representational.
"Non-representational means I'm not really representing anything other than the work itself.
What the work is about is being able to pull all visual language together - shapes, styles and colors.
"My work is about beauty. I use that world reluctantly" says Watts.
"But for me, its a feeling, an essence that has a lot to do with light.
Expressing that light is what art is all about."
Watts's paintings have an other worldly quality to them.
Light seems to filter through the crystalline shapes fusing together on his canvasses.
His dreamy renderings allow the viewer to both think and feel at the same time.
Whether the painting suggest a landscape or is simply layer upon layer of floating color and shapes,
Watts's work grips the viewer with an intensity and power.
Watts once described his work as being like icons because they afford him "a reality in which to mediate."
Watts' new paintings are large and beautiful.
The irregular shapes and over-sized paintings add to the beauty and majesty of his work!
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