Doha Based Artist Verity Watkins
A talented local artist..
Verity Watkins, is an artist and qualified art teacher from the United Kingdom and has a Degree in Textile Design. Verity expresses herself using texture and loves to experiment with colour combinations in each piece. Verity has a passion for painting animal portraits as a result of her love for character and expression, and abstract landscapes where she has the freedom to use more imagination and creativity. Two extreme subject matters but both executed with variety of interesting textures and colour.
From the age of four months Verity has travelled the world with her family living in Australia, Borneo and Europe. As an adult her passion for travel continues with Africa, Sri Lanka and now the Middle East. All this travel and experience has been an enormous influence on Verity’s artwork. She is always inspired by her own surroundings and her own chaotic life with a loving husband and three young daughters.
Painting allows Verity to slow her pace and focus on something truly creative, either embracing the chaos of life or contradicting it in more calm and tranquil pieces. She favours acrylic paint on canvas as her medium.
Verity's most recent works has been focussed on Arab Horses. Their poise and elegance is captured using an array of colour and movement within the paintings.
Other recent works for the IAD exhibition earlier this year were a series of animal portraits depicting the unconditional love bond between mother and child. The exhibition was entitled "Rooh Al-hayat" - "the Essence of Life".
INFO: Original paintings start from QR1,500