Adrienne Watts is a Wilmington, North Carolina artist who began working as an abstract painter in 2018 after retiring from a career in accounting and real estate.
Watts’s art has been included and awarded in local, regional, and national exhibitions. She is a member of the Wilmington Art Association and Art League of Leland and her work is available at New Elements Gallery, Wilmington NC, Water+Color Gallery, Wilmington NC, Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash NC, online at adriennewattsart.com, or by appointment at her studio.
“What I enjoy about painting is the process of creating rather than the depiction of a subject as it appears in the natural world. I use lines and shapes, layering as I paint to create depth, values, and visual interest. As a child watching my father paint, I was drawn early to abstract expressionism and have chosen that path. This work gives me the freedom to make artwork that speaks deeply to me and to those who enjoy my work. There is no intended subject, so the interpretation is up to a viewer. Often, visitors to my studio tell me what they ‘see’ in my work. My current work is not ‘about’ anything and the process of creating is as important to me as the final work… I enjoy the interplay of color, texture, and materials while I paint. What happens during the process of painting is what influences what I do next and it feels magical.”