DL Watson

DL Watson

Ft.Lauderdale, FL, United States

About DL Watson

DL’s parent were both artists. Her father Bohemian was a commercial artist and accomplished painter. Her mother, French, was a portrait artist. DL has been around the creative process since she could walk. Her formal education included architectural, interior and fashion design. She has continued her experiences with art residencies in Italy and Mexico.

Experimentation drives much of DL’s work. Her work is always intuitive, emotionally driven with little to no planning. A love of nature’s patterns, concerns for our environment, music and the physical beauty outside her studios in Oregon and Florida have tremendous impact on her work. Her work is segmented by inspiration.

In her series Nature's Patterns, it's the sensual beauty of the simple folds in flower pedals; the graphic complexity of designs on a butterfly's wing or the power of color that inspires her.

In Opposing Forces she has created a collision between nature's raw beauty and man's destructive impact on our planet. Heat, oil and paint interact to create a chemical reaction on the canvas.

Music inspires the series Rhythm and Blues. There is a movement to these paintings that is definitely influenced by the genre of music played.

DL's Landscapes are influenced by her surroundings. Her landscapes look very different as she moves back and forth between Oregon and Florida.

DL’s work is collected across the US, Europe and Asia.


Associate of Arts Pre Bachelor of Arts

Anita Priest School of Design and Decoration Miami Florida

Ongoing enrichment , teaching , workshops and residencies


Recipient of residency and grant at Chateau Orqueveaux , France
November 2018

Semi- Finalist Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in partnership with Russell Simmons and brother Danny’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Public Art Project- City of Surfside Florida '"Tales of the Surfside Turtle" large painted sea turtle Mariposa design


Art Bravo Juried Exhibit
ArtServe Fort Lauderdale Florida
January 2018

ART. the Muse that Inspires. Invitational
Lauderdale Yacht club Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Franklin Crossing Bend Oregon
Opposing Forces
September 1, 2016-October 1, 2016

Brisky Gallery Miami Florida
October 2014- November 2014
Bombay Sapphire Finalist Miami
Selected semi -finalist Bombay Sapphite Artisian Series
Painted Lady

Franklin Crossing Bend Oregon
Art in the Atrium Group exhibit
August 2014- September 2014

Studio E Gallery Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2009- current

Solo Exhibition ISPDS Gallery Umbria , Italy
September 2012

Artists Residency International School of Painting Umbria Italy
September 1- September 29 2012

Tales of the Surfside Turtle Completed 2012 Public Art Project
Mary Posa Turtle
Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida

Artslant Showcase Winner Abstract Category
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013