I have always had a passion for Art and following my A levels in 1995, I studied Art and Design with an Art Foundation course and then gained a 2:1 honors degree in Textile Design. After studying hard I decided I needed a well earned break and took a gap year to work and travel around the USA. I have always had a lust for travel - my childhood was spent growing up in Australia, Borneo and Gibraltar, with additional trips to Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Europe, Sri Lanka and more recently The Middle East. I have brought elements of my personal experiences from these amazing countries into my own artwork.

My art is varied, I produce nautical acrylic paintings on canvas, mainly by commission, they are bright and very tactile and textural.

My most popular work is abstract stripes and abstract landscapes, again these can be commissioned to suit any interior of your own home or work, they can be textural and more organic in shape or very linear and stark. I also have a number of original silk screen prints based on animals and transport, some of which are mounted and framed, again these are lively and bright pieces, but smooth in texture.

SInce moving to the Middle East in 2009 my work has been influenced by the landscape and colours here. I have also produced a large number of camel portraits - I just love going to photograph them at the camel races. I find camels have such interesting faces, full of character and are really quite comical with their expressions; they intrigue me.

Last but not least - are pet portraits, all commissioned, again acrylic on canvas. I can work from your favourite photograph for this.

In May 2012 I joined the International Artists of Doha (IAD) a group of around 20 artists from across the world who work together and produce group exhibitions. I also started work in July 2012 as a community art lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Qatar designing and delivering classes for 10 to 14 year olds.

I hope you enjoy my site. I look forward to hearing from you.

Verity Watkins
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