C. Aubrey McWatt has dedicated his life to aesthetic involvement in several art forms. His paintings, drawings and sculptures are moved by an earnest, creative response to the human experience. His representations are influenced by exposure to the nations of six countries in which he has lived and more than seventy others visited during an international business career of over thirty years. Aubrey paints from imagination and his artwork reflects a belief that the universe and everything in it including nature, thought, and emotion are inherently connected.
Aubrey studied at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art and is fluent in Spanish and French. He has taught art history and painting to both young people and adults and has presented his illustrated essays, including The Artist’s Search for Reality, Art and Social Change and Postmodern Ideas on the Function of Art to diverse groups internationally. Aubrey has organized and participated in various activities supporting the arts. His works are on exhibit at the AAOTE Art Gallery in Dublin, PA, and RE/MAX, Arlington, WA. His paintings are in private collections across Canada, the USA, Japan and the West Indies.
Aubrey is a poet with more than one hundred compositions, and also a sometime lyricist. He has written lyrics and collaborated on creating musical arrangements for his songs that include Where the Roses Grow and A Song of Life. Aubrey produced and acted in a benefit performance of Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A.R. Gurney, Love Letters. He recently completed his first play, A Place by the River that he hopes to stage and his first book, Painting and Poetry – Creating Connections which awaits publication.
Aubrey currently focuses his energies on painting, writing and the study of Japanese.
Photograph courtesy of Nick Romanenko