Priscilla Watkins

Wild Swimming: limited edition lino prints

L-R Wild Swimming Green in upcycled wooden gallery frame 55cm x 55cm (image size 40cm x 40cm).  

Other versions, clockwise from top left 1-4 and 5-8. individual prints vary. Framed £95 plus p&p. Unframed £55 plus p&p


 


Commission a painting

I also regularly work on commission. So if you do not see anything you really like here, I can paint you something else. This may appeal to clients or collectors with a particular space to fill or who would like to potray 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. (I cannot take those pictures for you, but you will find its easy to get good results. Sequence, the triptych of paintings at the top of this page, was painted from images taken by a friend on her iphone.) Or you can choose from the vast library of existing photographs that I hold.

Work for sale

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


Jewel

Oil on wood panel. Framed (white wood) 56cm x 56cm x 5.5cm (image 50cm x 50cm). £995

Marine Boy

Oil on deep-edged stretched linen. Framed (black wood) 32.5cm x 32.5cm x 4.5cm. £595

Fizz

Oil on stretched canvas. Framed (white laquered wood) 37cm x 32cm x 3cm (image 30.5cm x 25.5cm). £595  

My Heart Is In This Place

Oil on card. Framed (black wood) 37.3cm x 37.3cm x 3.2cm (image 29cm x 29cm). £695. Sold

The Regular

Oil on deep-edged stretched canvas. Framed (white laquered wood) 48cm x 48cm x 5.5cm (image 40cm x 40cm). £795

Waterslide I and II

Oil on cut canvas Framed 42cm x 32cm x 3cm (image 29cm x 19.5cm). £60 each, £100 the pair

Hiding

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). £1200. Sold.

Brockwell Dive

Oil on deep-edged stretched linen. 82cm x 66cm x 5.5cm (image 77cm x 60.5cm). £1200


Detail - below

DULWICH FESTIVAL ARTIST'S OPEN HOUSE

May

Sadly cancelled for this year - 2020 - this well attended local event is a great opportunity to meet me and see my work.


STUDIO 73

In Brixton Village Market this fab little gallery always holds a selection of my paperpools, prints and cards for you to browse. See 'works on paper' below.


About me

Work for sale

Paper works

Contact me

Events

URBAN ART

July 4th-5th

This famous Brixton art fair is a true community festival. Art straight from the artist, music and street food. Commission goes to local charities.


PAUL SMITH

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

See my work

Paper works

Lino prints, sea swimmers, 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.  


LIDO LOVER I am a keen Brockwell Lido swimmer and I swim outdoors all year round.


Pool (small)

Oil on card. Framed 25.5cm x 25.5cm x 4.5cm (image 18cm x18cm). £65

Wave Fragment I

Oil on cut canvas. Framed 18cm x 23cm x 2.5cm (image 10cm x15cm). £35

Wave Fragment II

Oil on cut canvas. Framed 18cm x 23cm x 2.5cm (image 10cm x14cm). £35

Pool (big)

Oil on card. Unframed/mounted on card 40cm x 40cm (image 30cm x 30cm). £85

YouTube

Watch me paint live on my very own YouTube channel. Link below

Tuck (synchronised divers)

Oil on card. Framed 33.5cm x 28cm x 2.5cm (image 25cm x 17.5cm). £65

Gone Swimming: limited edition lino prints

L-R Gone Swimming Blue 50cm x 42cm, Gone Swimming Turquoise 37cm x 45cm. Upcycled frames with non-reflective glass (image 28.5cm x 20.5cm). Other versions, clockwise top left 1-6. Individual prints will vary. Framed £55 plus p&p. Unframed print £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. 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 £40 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

Sea swimmers

3D mounted paper collage


L-R Sea Swimmer (Boy) in upcycled frame 28.5cm x 22.5 cm x 3.4cm. £65 plus p&p


L-R Sea Swimmer (Girl) in upcycled frame 28.5cm x 23.2 cm x 3.5cm. £65 plus p&p


Need a gift? I can create a special swimmer just for you.

Abstracts

Housepaint on card collage.


Strange things happen in lockdown.


£100 unframed

£175 framed




Each one is unique. A new season of pools for summer 2020 will be coming soon…


Right, The Heartbreak Diet.

Framed 53.4cm x 43.4cm x 3.7cm (Image size 28.5cm x 40.5cm). Framed £200 plus p&p. Unframed £120 plus p&p.


Need a gift? I can create a special paper pool just for you.

CoCo (detail). Sold


Nina. Sold

Eva – Ma Jolie (Picasso series)


Marcus. Sold

Georges (Picasso series). Sold

Gala (Surrealist series). Sold

Dali (Surrealist series). Sold

ABOUT PAPER POOLS I often make these works as part of a series or in linked pairs. I like to have a character in my head first before I draw and my inspiration comes from the history of art, Hollywood, music, sport, even once a quartet of Victorian novelists. I imagine what they would be like today, hanging out at the Lido, putting down their towel on Brixton Beach. You never know who's swimming. (For the record, Emily Bronte would definately be a triathlete today, in black neoprene and a fluroescent hat.)


NEW POOLS are always available direct from me so do get in touch. Or you can leaf through the supply at Studio 73 in Brixton Village Market. They are also occasionally available at Paul Smith shops worldwide.

Windrush. Unframed 40cm x 40cm



Lido. Framed 43.5cm x 43.5cm x 3.7cm (image 40cm x 40cm)

Market. Unframed 40cm x 40cm

Atlantic. Unframed 40cm x 40cm

Electric. Unframed 40cm x 40cm

DULWICH FESTIVAL ARTIST'S OPEN HOUSE

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.


STUDIO 73

In Brixton Village Market this fab little gallery always holds a selection of my paperpools, prints and small cards for you to browse. See 'works on paper' below.


URBAN ART

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

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


PAUL SMITH

Paul Smith sell art in store, particulary their flagship store gallery in Albermarle St, London, W1. My paperpools and prints are regulars.

Events

YOUTUBE

Watch me paint live on my own YouTube channel. Search for 'Real Time Live painting – Paint With Me'.

Contact me           Email          Twitter          Instagram

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

Oops Upside Your Head Sold

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Sea swimmers

Lino prints

Paper pools

Abstracts