Andrew Watson is an Australian born artist with Post Graduate studies in Fine Art from the Queensland College of Arts. Andrew majored in painting with post-graduate studies in drawing and printmaking under the tutorship of Nora Anson. It was during these studies that Andrew produced a major volume of works including drawings and etchings inspired by the rainforests of Lamington National Park. Andrew’s light filled studio is in Alstonville where he resides. His studio overlooks an eclectic garden that provides an escape and calmness for the artist. As part of a visit to Japan in early 2020, Andrew amended workshops in paper making and Gyotaku (fish printing). These workshops reignited the artist’s passion for printmaking. Taking inspiration from the Gyotaku workshops, Andrew has developed a style of printmaking using flora as his subject matter. The artist’s work captures the uniqueness of individual plants whilst combining multiple layers into his hand-coloured finished works. His prints are almost exclusively on paper with more recent experimentation of works on canvas. Andrew successfully exhibited as a young artist, chosen as a finalist in the Westfield Young Artists Award whilst still at school. As a college student he exhibited at Brisbane Community Art Gallery and at the Queensland College of Art Gallery. More recently, his work was exhibited as part of the annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina. Andrew is currently an active member of Ballina Arts and Craft Centre Inc. (BACCI) and has successfully exhibited since 2019 with this group as part of their bi-annual exhibitions. As part of the Art, Science and Nature program at Binna Burra Lodge in Lamington National Park, Andrew ran a very successful printmaking workshop. From this program, Andrew’s work appears in written publications and the artist features as part of the Art, Science and Nature Podcasts. Andrew is represented in private collections in Australia, Japan and the USA.