Watson, Alan S Curriculum Vitae

Born in Glasgow 1947. Brought up in Fife, and studied in the School of Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating from there in 1972.

Although the figure dominated my work during college, over the past thirty years it is the land, the sky and seascapes of the islands that have become my main subject matter. With drawing and painting taking over from modeling and carving. More specifically my work is centered around the fleeting light and atmosphere, the uncertain climate, and the more dramatic extremes of the landscape.

I have been living and working in Orkney since 1976, teaching Art and running my own studio, exhibiting on a regular basis from 1982 on, with work in private
collections throughout Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, Australia and New

St Magnus Festival 1977
The Pier Arts Centre 1982
The Strynd Kirkwall annually from1986-2000
The Orkney Gallery 1987
The Queen Street Gallery, Aberdeen 1996
The Waterfront Gallery 1996
Crawfords Arts Centre St Andrews 1997
Conoco Head Office, Aberdeen 1998
The Waterfront Gallery 2000
Gallery 41, Edinburgh Festival Show 2001
The Orkney Gallery 2002
The Queen�s Halls Edinburgh 2002
Di Rollo Gallery Edinburgh 2002
Rekstensamlingen Fjosanger 2002
Tankerness House Museum 2003
The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen 2003
Travelling Exhibition, Hordaland 2003
Scotlandart Giffnock group shows 2003,2004,2005
Glasgow Art Fair 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007
Tolquon Gallery, Ellon 2004
Manchester Art Fair 2004
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2004
Bath & West Show 2005
Art On Paper, London 2005
Frames Contemporary Gallery Perth 2005
Scotlandart Edinburgh group shows 2005, 2006, 2007
Dublin Art Fair 2005, 2006, 2007
Art On Paper, Royal College 2006
Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2006, 2007
Llantarnham Grange 2006