Priscilla Watkins

I also work on commission. This may appeal to clients or collectors with a particular space to fill or who would like to portray family members. It's easy to negotiate. I can work from an image supplied by you as long as I can see a painting in it.

Sequence, the triptych of paintings at the top of this page and Torredembarra, right, were all painted from images taken by clients on their iphones. Or you can choose an image from the vast library of existing photographs that I hold on file.

March 2021: There is currently a waiting list of 18-24 months on commissions.

Work for sale

A gallery of work currently for sale. Relative sizes to one another are approximate. Full measurements given. Click to zoom.


Oil on wood panel. Framed (white wood) 56cm

x 56cm x 5.5cm (image 50cm x 50cm). Sold

Marine Boy

Oil on deep-edged stretched linen. Framed (black wood) 32.5cm x 32.5cm x 4.5cm. £500


Oil on stretched canvas. Framed (white laquered wood) 37cm x 32cm x 3cm (image 30.5cm x 25.5cm). Sold  

My Heart Is In This Place

Oil on card. Framed (black wood) 37.3cm x 37.3cm x 3.2cm (image 29cm x 29cm). Sold

The Regular

Oil on deep-edged stretched canvas. Framed (white laquered wood) 48cm x 48cm x 5.5cm (image 40cm x 40cm). Sold

Waterslide I and II

Oil on cut canvas. 42cm x 32cm (image 29cm x 19.5cm). Box frames. £50 each, £90 the pair


Oil on linen-covered card. Framed 34.5cm x 29.5cm (image 23cm x 28cm). Sold

A Certain Gung-Ho Attitude

Oil on canvas-covered board. Framed (gorgoues vintage white wood) 74cm x 58.5cm x 3.5cm (image 61cm x 45.6cm). Sold.

The Cormorant's Eye

Oil on deep-edged stretched linen. 82cm x 66cm x 5.5cm (image 77cm x 60.5cm. Left: detail). £1495

About me

Work for sale

Paper works

Contact me



Paul Smith sell art off their walls, particulary their flagship store in Albermarle St, London, W1. My paper pools and prints have been regular features.

See my work

Paper works

Lino prints, paper pools and abstract collages.

About me

I PAINT PEOPLE SWIMMING. I love to paint the figure but I also love to capture the light on and beneath the water – the pattern on the bottom of the pool, the shadows, the rainbow light interrupted by the human presence. For me light is a magical ingredient in painting, particularly oil painting. Light gives depth and drama because when you capture light you also deal in darkness. You cannot have one without the other.

MORE THAN JUST SWIMMING I want my pictures to be full of the joy of colour, sun and cold water. I also want to inspire and move. My figures can seem vulnerable and lonely but also free and floating in space. This gives them emotional resonance.  

MIXED MEDIA I work across several types of media and I like to be always experimenting. You will find lino prints, mixed media collages and abstact work on my site. All linked by the theme of light and water.

LIDO LOVER I am a regular Brockwell Lido swimmer and have recently been converted to the joys of winterswimming.

Tuck (synchronised divers)

Oil on card. 33.5cm x 28cm (image 25cm x 17.5cm). Box frame. £65

Gone Swimming: limited edition lino prints

L-R: Tan/blue 56cm x 45cm (image 28.5cm x 20.5cm) (white-painted frame), pale/turquoise 56cm x 45cm (waxed-wood frame).

Sustainable uppcycled frames. Other versions, clockwise top left 1-6. Individual prints vary. Framed £55 plus p&p. Unframed £35 plus p&p.


Small limited edition lino prints

L-R: In At The Deep End Turquoise, In At The Deep End Indigo, Lemon Hat, S Is For Swimming (last one). For more prints, see 'Gallery wall'.

Framed prints 25.5cm x 25.5cm. £20 plus p&p

Sea-themed limited edition lino prints

L-R: Seascape blue framed 35.5cm x 30cm x 3.5cm. Seascape ochre framed 33cm x 24.5cm x 3.5cm. LAST TWO. Both £35 plus p&p

Also Gentle Giant (whale shark) (image size 27.5cm x 19cm). Unframed print £35 plus p&p

Paper pools

Mixed media paper collage.

New pools have arrived! Each is a unique creation, often character-based and part of a series. All mounted on white-painted card.

Sea Swimmer (boy)

Painted paper collage. 28.5cm x 23.2cm White-

painted box frame. £45

Gallery wall

More work for sale. A mixture. Some frames are new, some upcycled. Prices exclude postage and packing.

Pose series paper pools

Eva – Ma Jolie (Picasso series)

Lido Painted paper/card collage. 43.5cm x 43.5cm (image 40cm x 40cm). White-painted wooden box frame. £150


Early May. Now virtual

for 2020, this well-attended local event is a great opportunity to meet me and see my work. Check out the website here.


4-5 July. NOW VIRTUAL. Check out website here.

This famous Brixton art fair is a true community festival. Art straight from the artist with commission going to local charities.


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Sequence Oil on wood panel. 50cm x 50cm commission. Sold

Oops Upside Your Head Sold



Paper pools

Gallery Wall

Inspired by the TV series 'Pose' and celebrating the LGBTQ community, the first new series of paper pools comprises five spectacular figures, ranging in size from Mother of the Year, Miss Blanca to the legendary MC Pray Tell.

Tropical Swimmer Paper pool. Unframed

mount 50cm x 40cm (image 44cm x 30cm, uneven paper shape). Sold


Next out and exploring a different kind of water (as many us did over lockdown), a quartet of Wild Swimmers from the river to the sea. I have developed a more complex and rich background for these figures: out of the pool and into nature. *Sizes are rough as the paper squares are uneven. Also they have now been framed, please ask for an image.

Now framed 47cm x 41cm £200

Warning! Giant paper pool! This is Viva, the first of a new series based on Andy Warhol's Superstars. She is big: 112cm x 86cm and framed in a stunning white-painted box frame.

A wall filler with real 'wow' factor but also tons of fascinating surface detail to draw the observer in.

Eva - Ma Joile 54cm x 43.5cm (image 41cm x 29cm) White-painted wooden box frame. Framed £225. Sold

Torredembarra Oil on wood panel. 90cm x 60cm. Sold

Miss Blanca 82cm x 59cm (image 76cm x 51.5cm) Unframed £350  

Miss Angel 70cm x 55cm (image 57cm x 40cm) Unframed £300

Miss Electra 70cm x 55cm (image 57cm x 40cm) Unframed £300

Miss Lulu 70cm x 55cm (image 57cm x 40cm) Sold

Pray Tell 54cm x 43.5cm (image 37cm x 26cm)

Unframed £175, framed (white-painted box frame) £225

Wild Swimmer 1 47cm x 41cm (image 34cm x 32cm*) Framed £200

Sea Swimmer 1 image 34cm x 32cm* £200

Sea Swimmer 2 image 34cm x 32cm* £200

Wild Swimmer 2 image 34cm x 32cm* Sold

Winter Swimmer

Painted paper collage. 42cm x 32cm (image 28cm x 19.5cm) Box frame. £65


Painted paper collage. 44.5cm x 32cm. Handmade black box frame with non-reflective glass. £200

Wild Swimmer (blue)

Limited edition lino print. 47.5cm x 47.5cm (image 27.3cm x 27.3cm). Wooden box frame. Sold

Pool (small) Oil on card. 25.5cm x 25.5cm x 4.5cm (image 18cm x18cm). Box frame. Sold

Gone Swimming (turquoise)  

Limited edition lino print.

50cm x 42cm (image 28.5cm x20.5cm). Wooden frame, non-reflective glass. £55

In At The Deep End (turquoise)

Limited edition lino print. 25.5cm x 25.5cm. Metal frame. £20

Wild Swimmer (ochre)

Limited edition lino print. 53cm x 53cm (image 27.3cm x 27.3cm) White-painted box frame. £75

Sea Swimmer (girl)

Painted paper collage. 28.5cm x 23.2cm. White-

painted box frame. £45

Viva 112cm x 86cm. White-painted wooden box frame. Sold

Viva detail

Wild Swimming: limited edition lino prints

Above: Wild Swimming green 55cm x 55cm (white-painted wooden frame) (image 27.3cm x 27.3cm). Sustainable upcycled frame. More on 'Gallery wall' below. Other versions, clockwise top left 1-4 and 5-8. Individual prints vary. Framed £75 plus p&p. Unframed £55 plus p&p.


The Red Hat

Limited edition lino print. 25.5cm x 25.5cm. Metal frame. £20

Gone Swimming (light blue)  

Limited edition lino print. 40cm x 32cm (image 28.5cm x20.5cm). Framed. £55


Once paintings are posted here on the website, they tend to sell quickly. Only a few are available for sale at the moment, but more will appear later in the year

Need a gift? I can create a special paper pool just for you. Contact me via email for more.

Finally, below are some individual paper pools: the last of the Picasso series plus a couple of the  latest sea swimmers.

Sea Swimmer 3 Unframed 50cm x 50cm (image40cm x 40cm) £175

Tidalpool Swimmer 1 Unframed 40cm x 40cm (image 37.5cm x 37.5cm) £175