Ms. Watson began her professional career as a studio artist in her early twenties but has been painting since she was a small child. A native Floridian, the inspiration for her paintings come from her love of the natural environment and her travels in the woodlands, lakes, springs, dunes and beaches of Florida. Painting from her own photography, taken while kayaking, canoeing or hiking in remote areas, allows her to create images of the natural world. “I would like my work to convey not only the beauty of the land, but its fragility and that it’s important to human kind.” She is on the teaching staff of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and teaches private classes and workshops. Her work can found in over six hundred private, public and corporate collections nationally.