Artist Joe Watkins

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I'm a product of the west, born and raised in rural Utah, I received my inspiration from the natural beauty of the mountains, high deserts and abundant wildlife in the Intermountain west.
After being educated as a draftsman I became an Illustrator/Photographer in the U.S. Air Force. For the next 21 years I was fortunate to live in several locations in the continental U.S and overseas and have an exciting and rewarding career producing Art work for many luminaries in the military, diplomatic and political world, all the while pursuing my passion for my own art after hours.
After retiring from the military I became a full time fine artist and made my living selling my work on the art festival circuit and through a number of art galleries.
My work has been purchased and sold through the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Foundation, The American Paint Horse Foundation and Ducks Unlimited.
I have been featured in two coffee table style books, Artists of the West and Wildlife Artists of the World. 
I am currently working in the exacting medium of colored scratchboard and was recently made a signature member of the International Scratchboard Society.
A partial list of the many art shows and exhibitions that I have participated in are listed below.
- Jay Contway and Friends Art Show - Great Falls, Montana
- Southwest Showcase - Overland Park, Kansas
- Denver Indian Market - Denver, Colorado
- Death Valley 49eers Invitational Show, Death Valley, California 
- Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, California 
- National Fine Art Show & Auction - Ellensburg, Washington
- Nicolaysen Museum Art Show - Casper, Wyoming 
- Rio Grand Arts Festival - Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Thunderbird Pavillion art show, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Fountain Hills Great Fair, Fountain Hills, Arizona 
- Pendleton Round up, Pendleton, Oregon 
- Art on the Green, Coeur de' Alene, Idaho
- St. George Arts [...]

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