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 painting on a First Day Cover of Dunkirk soldiers wading out to a small boat.
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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