Message from Jeff Watts



Jeffrey Watts teaching a workshop in Nicolai Fechin's Taos, New Mexico studio
Jeffrey Watts teaching a workshop in Nicolai Fechin’s Taos, New Mexico studio

I would like to welcome you all to the Official Watts Atelier Blog! If you are wondering why I have not posted more often over the years as social media has started to encompass more and more aspects of our lives, I suppose I do not have a quick and easy response other than I guess I am a bit old fashioned, and it took a bit to warm up to the idea. I like to have my work as well as the work of my instructors and students do the talking for our Atelier. I am looking forward to reaching out to all of you that have been so positive and kind in regards to my videos, teaching, and works of art. I thank those of you who did reach out to me via Facebook, our website, and old fashioned snail mail.


As I start my venture into the world of social media I will try to stay poignant and insightful as I post my thoughts, concerns, and insights into the world of art and education.  I have spent the last 25 years of my life dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in my art as well as helping others on their own personal artistic paths.  I have learned so much about the art of training and balancing the artist’s life. In this blog I will attempt to share some of this insight through regular posts. I hope I have the chance to meet you in person someday soon. Enjoy!