Welcome to Nick Watton’s Website

Hi, I’m a Devon artist, passionate about painting, drawing and sketching.
“Strolling through life with a paintbox in my rucksack (and perhaps a flask of tea)”

Painting Gallery

Oil painting portrait of a fisherman standing in his small boat.

Have a look at some of my recent painting in Watercolour and Oils. 

Illustration

Painted First Day Cover for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, with six stamps and coin.
Oil painted artwork of the SS Stella on a stamp for Alderney.
A selective look at some of my Illustration work. I always enjoy researching each subject, then designing and producing the artwork for them.

Blog

Looking through an arched gateway into a Spring Garden. Painted in oils.
I sketch whenever I have a few spare moments, wherever I am. I first started sketching at school and it is something that I have always kept up. It makes me study and really look at the world around me. Take a look through my eyes here.

I’m a freelance artist and illustrator working in the South West of England. I have been drawing and painting all my life trying to capture the world around me. In my paintings and drawings, you will see my love of boats, wildlife, countryside & people (not necessarily in that order!) I use oil and watercolour paint, charcoal and pencil. I’m a huge fan of sketching whenever I am able and offer hints & tips along the way.

“I can’t remember a time when I was not painting or drawing. It’s so much a part of who I am that I feel restless if I go too long without putting pencil or brush to paper. Not painting is like having an itch I can’t scratch!”

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