Barbara Harr Watson

Hometown: East New Market, MD

As an artist, conservationist, hunter and observer, I share my passion for pursuing these activities with my husband, Skip and three working Labs, Rasin, Flame and Banshee. Much of my artwork has evolved from our common experiences in the field and they are often the subjects of my paintings.


I work mostly in oil in my studio in on our 1840’s farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Many of my references for my art come from the Eastern Shore, but also I gather my subject matter while fishing or hunting around the world. Time in the field refreshes my art. It is a balance between rod and gun, painting and sketching, photographing and observing. Most of all – it is a time to absorb and appreciate the amazing wonders of wild places.


Recently I incorporated the alla prima technique, in which my painting is completed in one session while the paint is still wet. It is a lively way to portray sporting art, and I strive to use this technique in my paintings to convey the partnerships that interlocks wildlife and their surroundings and sportsmen and their canine companions.


Working Artist Forum


Art at the Church

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