Welcome to Nick Watton’s Website

Hi I’m a Devon artist ‘travelling through life with a paintbox in my rucksack’.


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

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

Stamps etc.

Oil 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.
“Little limited edition prints that are collected all around the world…” I have designed many stamp issues now, over the years. I really enjoy researching each subject, then designing and producing the artwork for them.


Watercolour sketch, Slip on the Exe
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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