Winter 2018 Studio Update!


kristen m. watson art studio
12.2017 early winter update

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A work in progress, acrylic on archival paper, 36x36". ©2017 kristen m. watson
Dear *|FNAME|*, 

The year is fast winding down and it's been a busy one hasn't it? Dave and I sold our home in Georgia and relocated to a sweet little condo in Burlington's New North End, a temporary stop as we contemplate where our next home will be. Suggestions welcome!

In the meantime, we love being a stone's throw from the Burlington Greenway (aka bike path) and it's extraordinary views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. I run the path almost daily to the Winooski River.

In other news, I'm recovering from wrist surgery following an injury last fall that didn't heal quite right so I'm fast becoming ambidextrous -doing all kinds of things with my left hand, including artwork! 

With all this change I have had to be patient with my art practice and put exhibitions on pause. But the (art) show must go on! You can find my work for sale in four venues, including my website, so read on to see where you can view and purchase.

Before I go I have to take a moment to acknowledge all of our precious friends and family, as well as all of you, my fans, collectors, and clients, who have been so supportive in this year of change. You've been so generous with your time and encouragement. We have felt your love, and for that we are deeply grateful.

Here's to remaining deeply hopeful for our world, cultivating kindness, and nurturing your creative hearts in 2018!


Water soluble oil, collage, pastel, and cold wax pieces I created at Helen Shulman's workshop at West Branch Gallery this month. 

New studio, New possibilities

Dave and I (and Lily the Cat) have relocated to Burlington's New North End. I've set up a quaint home studio to work and teach from and I'd love for you to visit! Hours vary so call ahead. 

New Studio Address:
28B Woodlawn Road, Burlington, VT
Did your address change this year too?
If so, please send updates my way so you can continue receiving quarterly art postcards. Simply reply to this email with your new address. And thanks! 

On View Now

Helen Day Art Center Holiday Show 2017

A portion of all sales benefit the Helen Day Art Center
Through December 30th

90 Pond Street
Stowe Vermont 05672

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Davis Studio Staff Holiday Show 2017

Original paintings, artist postcard packs and cards for sale. Something beautiful, local, and handmade for every budget. 
Through December 30th

916 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT
Gallery Hours: Open Daily 8am-4pm

Intuitive works in collage, paint, and ink

A rotating exhibition of original artworks available for purchase.
Curated by SEABA
Innovation Center
128 Lakeside Drive
 Burlington, VT

Open daily.

Give the Gift of Creative Time this Season

I loved participating in Kristen’s open studio. I brought my own project (that I wasn’t making ANY progress on by myself), and she gave me lots of guidance, encouragement and tips on how to move forward. She checked in with me throughout the two-hour session to see if I needed help, which I often did, and turned me on to new techniques to help my project come to life. I especially liked how Kristen helped me to actualize ‘my vision’ for the painting, instead of imposing her personal style. Kristen is a talented teacher and has a vast array of artistic experience and skills to offer; I will definitely do more open studio sessions with her in the future. ~ Kara G.
Holiday Gift Certificates available now BOGO 25% off.

Most of us don't need more stuff. Why not give creative experiences this year? Give the gift of guided creative time to yourself or a special someone. Gift certificates can be used on any service or artwork on my website.
Use code: LOVEART at checkout.
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Interested in trying painting, collage, or mixed media work but don't have the space or resources to invest in the materials and supplies? Try Artist Open Studio sessions with me. You bring your imagination; I supply the rest! My studio is open by appointment for Artist Open Studio

I'm also scheduling private and small group classes now in painting, mixed media, and collage. 
Winter, School Vacation & Spring Classes for all ages.
It's not too soon to start thinking about committing some time to expanding your art skills and your creativity in 2018! I'm teaching digital photo, smARTphone photo, and other classes.

You can access my calendar and enroll here.
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Clockwise from top: Snapshots from the Expressions in Abstract Painting workshop with Canadian painter Claire Desjardins at Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT (courtesy of Polly Castor). NH based painter Helen Shulman talking about her work at a Cold Wax workshop at West Branch Gallery. Fun time with young artists at the Davis Studio; Violet lily acrylic painting completed by Sage B., one of many talented and hardworking students I work with.

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Kristen M. Watson

Kristen makes and teaches art in a broad range of media. She’s a licensed art educator and masters of Art education candidate at St. Michael’s college. She is also a member of the Vermont Arts Council teaching artist roster. As a teaching artist, Kristen splits her time between her home studio and the classroom. She teaches analog, digital, and stop-motion (claymation) processes to children and adults at Burlington City Arts. She’s also teaches visual arts at Davis Studio, Burlington. Kristen’s work focuses on mixed media painting and installations. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in both group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private collections. She has completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and Rensing Center, South Carolina.