Monday, December 1, 2014

Just In Time For Christmas!

Wyatt Waters, Clinton, MS watercolorist, is returning to the Winston County Library on Wednesday,  December 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wyatt brings you his 2015 calendar, “Paintings of Italy.” These make great Christmas gifts! This calendar will take you on a tour of the country, including Venice, Tuscany, Amalfi, and more! Each month includes fun and interesting facts about Italy, as well as the birthdays of all of your favorite Italians. With this calendar, you’ll be able to celebrate Italy all year long. A gift someone can remember, every day of the year.

Wyatt Waters painted 128 plein air watercolors on a trip to Italy with his friend Robert St. John in 2011. A little under half of those works were used in their most recent cookbook, "An Italian Palate". This calendar contains some of the other half, and many of Wyatt’s own personal favorites. It not only represents his trip to Italy, but the beautiful country as a whole. These paintings can be enjoyed year round with significant dates, quotes, and interesting facts about Italy for the Italian in everybody. When the year is over, the individual images can be taken apart and presented in a three inch mat and framed in a 16 x 20 frame, a standard sized frame readily available at all frame shops, and enjoyed for years to come. There are twelve months with paintings for each and an extra painting on the back, making it a bakers dozen of 13 frameable images. Wyatt Waters calendars are printed in full color on medium weight, coated paper.

Wyatt Waters paints a variety of subjects in plein air using transparent watercolor. His work has been featured in Art & Antiques, American Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Mississippi Magazine, and Delta Magazine. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections. He has had solo shows at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the Meridian Museum of Art, and the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery. He has published several books featuring his watercolor paintings, including An Italian Palate, which is his most recent collaboration with chef and restaurateur, Robert St. John. He received the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for An Oxford Sketchbook and the Mississippi Library Association Special Award for Art for his collaboration with Robert St. John, A Southern Palate. In 2010 he received the Mississippi Arts Commission Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Wyatt owns and operates the Wyatt Waters Gallery in Clinton, Mississippi. To view more of Wyatt’s work please go to or visit Wyatt Waters Gallery, 307 Jefferson Street, Clinton, MS 39056.