Arthur Watson is resident artist and potter working at Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery. His artwork and ceramics are exhibited at Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery and also online at this site.
Tattershall's old railway station has been renovated as the venue for workshop, sales gallery and dwelling. It is situated on the western edge of the village on the A153, overlooks farmland to the horizon and is about a half mile from historic Tattershall Castle. The gallery is accessed via a gravel drive to a large car park and across platforms to the old booking hall.
Arthur studied at Leeds College of Art, before entering the teaching profession. He gained the National Diploma In Design in Illustration at special level, and the University of Leeds, Institute of Education, Art Teacher's Certificate. He taught at schools in Lincolnshire and became Head of Art at The Hereford School, Grimsby, a purpose built comprehensive school, and also lectured in ceramics at Grimsby School of Art. He then became self-employed as an artist-craftsman, developing skills as a studio potter and artist, painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Arthur eventually embarked upon a computer technician course, and now employs digital technology in his artwork. Arthur's foremost passion is pottery, and spends much of his time in his ceramic studio-workshop, alongside his students.
Times of Opening
Our Gallery is usually open 10 am - 4 pm daily. However, at certain times we may have to close, so contact us first if making a special journey.
Arthur holds pottery classes at his workshop, where students may learn about throwing, hand-building and glazing their own pieces.
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About Digital Painting
Today’s digital technology has revolutionised our lives in so many aspects, and presented the opportunity for us to do things and view things in new, exciting ways. For the artist, the computer has become yet another tool with which to be creative, and allows him or her to employ and exploit traditional drawing skills and concepts in combination with the additional benefits the digital canvas has to offer. A program (or app), is required on the tablet to provide the artist with a virtual blank canvas and virtual brushes and paints. Both the artistic dexterity and computer literacy of the artist are then required to fully embrace the potential of the process. Unlike a printed reproduction of a traditional painting, a digital painting, produced on a computer, (which includes a tablet such as an iPad), is in fact the original, as there is no hard copy until it is printed out. This process employs the use of inkjet technology, (giclée), with the use of specially formulated inks and media to produce long lasting, light fast printouts. At Tattershall Station Gallery, Arthur's digital paintings have been printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7600 large format printer which uses ultra chrome pigment inks on canvas, archival matte and watercolour paper, to provide vibrant and distinctive artwork. Arthur's digital paintings are produced using 2 methods. He uses an iPad and paints with a finger and is able to see the image on the tablet at the point of contact. He also uses a Wacom tablet to paint with a stylus and is able to view the picture on a computer monitor.