Description When Geoganne Watters begins working on a print it is often after much time of having visual images of it come to her as she lives and sleeps. The image may be of color and figure only. This vision stays with her over time. She has come to trust these visions as they have guided her work. She has a proclivity to delve into controversial subjects which lend a raw, hard-edged quality to her work. The work explores a broad range of topics - the women’s suffrage movement, the pain and isolation of immigration, the joy and burden of motherhood, grief and transformation.
Bio Georganne Watters is an internationally acclaimed print maker, showing her work in Japan and Europe as well as here in the Northwest. Her one-of-a-kind prints are unique not only in actual size, but also because of their powerful, provocative, and larger than life graphic appeal.
Georganne grew up in Kobe, Japan from 1962 until 1974 and lived and worked in Tokyo and Osaka between 1979 and 1985. It was here that she began to study the arts with a Master of the traditional Japanese painting and printmaking methods. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Marylhurst University and a Master’s of Fine Art in Printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught Visual Arts at the University level for 12 years and is currently teaching Printmaking and Art History at Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon. www.georgannewatters.com