Faye Watts

Faye Watts was born in Baxter, Tennessee, in 1947 and was educated at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Georgia where she received an M.F.A. degree in painting and drawing. She began an art teaching career in 1971 and taught at Gallatin Jr. and Sr. High Schools, Tullahoma City Schools, Tennessee Tech University, Cumberland University, Nashville State Community College and Cookeville High School. She worked in arts administration as Director of the Rutherford County Arts and Humanities Council and was a director at the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts in its first years. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, North Carolina, Cortona, Italy and throughout Tennessee. A show of her works made since her retirement from teaching was featured in March of 2020 at the gallery of WCTE Studios here in Cookeville. She explains that her works to be shown in the 2021 Art Prowl "...are tiny pieces, miniatures, really, that are explorations with 'nail polish' used as paint on metal. They are playful and whimsical in spirit showing allusions of landscapes, birds, animals, nature and abstract fantasies."

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