Timothy Teruo Watters (TTW) is an expressive realist painter who has spent the past 24 years creating art that draws inspiration from the colorful spectrum of his family lineage to the modern pop-culture that permeates society today.
TTW's notable works are borne from a deep appreciation of personal heroes including Van Gogh; Hokusai; and his artist Grandfather Teruo Iyama who was instrumental in acting as a beacon that helped pave the way to his destiny as an artist.
TTW is always looking at the world through an ever-changing lens and looking for inspiration everywhere. His past travels have taken him to Mount Shasta where he lived as a farmer and to India where he was part of the 550th celebration of Guru Nanak. He has spent decades with oil painting, watercoloring, and creating screen-printed art. He also writes and illustrates books. Having studied under several meditation masters and being an ardent practitioner of yoga, he is very entrenched in the realm of spiritual growth and symbolism.
TTW's works capture elements from the great impressionists and the Ukiyo-e (woodblock) style of art, to nature, traveling, Eastern philosophy, pop-culture and iconic personalities.
TTW was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA.
We recently asked TTW some questions about their inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "I find creative inspiration in reimagining the past. I love to look at art from generations ago."
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "I create art because as I have to. Art dispels darkness and is a necessary antidote when working with shadows."
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Vincent Van Gogh and Hokusai."
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "To inspire and to cause self-reflection."
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "Beauty is everywhere if one looks for it; everything has something interesting about it."
Q: What is your dream project?
A: "To style an empty home and create all of the artwork inside."
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