Brigid Watson creates thick texture and movement with large quantities of harmoniously colored oil paint. ArtScope’s Laura Shabott writes “Watson alchemizes paint’s texture and colors into something new.” She is a descendant of the Abstract Expressionists and makes many of their formal concerns her own. Watson holds a Master’s degree from New York University and undergraduate degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. She exhibits her work in Venice, New York, Singapore, Toronto, and Boston. Originally from Ohio she lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
“As an expressionist I frame all of my thought in terms of color and gesture. While I alternate between being purely abstract and using pictorial elements , the process of painting remains the same and I have the same concerns. Those concerns include pushing my color from decorative and pretty to encompass challenging and awkward combinations, for being pretty without being a little ugly too is mundane. I think less about space and more about spacing; the relationships and scales of marks and forms, breathing.”