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Heather Watson, HS, RMS - British Miniature Painter


Although she had some early training in painting, Heather Watson did not pursue a career in art, instead she became a chartered physiotherapist and painting was just an enjoyable hobby. In the 1980s a series of coincidences changed this path when a health problem threatened her career as a physiotherapist. About the same time she became interested in miniature painting and studied the very different techniques required for this type of painting for two years, becoming proficient enough to start selling her work and then abandoned physiotherapy so she could devote her time to miniature painting.

In 1988 Heather first had work accepted for exhibition by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers and the following year was elected an exhibiting member of the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists. In 1992 she was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Miniature Society and in 1999 she was elected a full member. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on several occasions. As well as annually showing work at the Royal Miniature Society and Hilliard Society exhibitions, she exhibits at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in Waterloo, and at Talents Gallery and Look Gallery, both in North Yorkshire. She has had two successful one-woman exhibitions at Nunnington Hall, a National Trust property in North Yorkshire.

Heather works in watercolor, using vellum and fine watercolor paper. Her subjects vary, she specializes in garden landscapes, river and woodland scenes, seascapes and wild flowers in their natural setting.

Miniature painting: The Mill Bridge
"The Mill Bridge"
Watercolor on vellum
2.75 x 2ins [7 x 5cm]

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