Frank Watson was born and educated in Glasgow.  He attended Glasgow School of Art and graduated with a diploma in art and design. He now lives and works in the
village of Strathmiglo, Fife and has become well known as a townscape artist his
works are in many private collections both here in the UK and in Europe, America
and Canada.

I've had an interest in art life drawing and draughtsmanship since I was quite
young. I enjoyed drawing from life e.g. my own hands and facial features as well
as copying newspaper caricatures.

When I was about 13 I won a medal at the Glasgow School Children's art
competition and received my trophy at the City Chambers in Glasgow.

Aged about 17 I was selected to spend 2 weeks at Castle Howard near Dunoon.
This was an outdoor art course for Glasgow school kids who were showing some
potential in the subject.  Shortly after this, I submitted a portfolio of work
including sculpture, drawing and painting and pottery for entrance to Glasgow
School of Art - the famous Macintosh building and was accepted for the diploma
course. For the next 4 years the subjects I studied were:

Drawing and painting
Lino cutting
Interior design and decoration
Jewellery and silversmithing

After qualifying with a diploma I spent some time as a shopfitting designer and
went on later to work for a Glasgow architects office.  Latterly, I
joined Scottish and Newcastle breweries as an interior designer and spent many
years in pub restaurant and hotel design

All during my professional career I continued to produce sketches and
paintings and spent more time doing so as I approached retirement.  These days I
attend the craft fairs and have permanent shops in a number of hotels and
restaurants around Fife.