TIMOTHY TERUO WATTERS - Expressive Realist Fine Artist


BIO Timothy Teruo Watters (TTW) is an inspired, highly-respected, and self-taught expressive realist painter who has spent the past 19 years creating art that draws inspiration from the colorful spectrum of his family lineage to the modern pop-culture that permeates society today.

TTW notable works are borne from a deep appreciation of personal heroes including Van Gogh; Hokusai; Hiroshige; and his artist Grandfather Teruo Iyama who was instrumental in acting as a beacon that helped pave the way to his destiny as an artist. The “Head in the Clouds” that are featured in every TTW piece represent the possibilities of dreams realized and destinies fulfilled by the subject.

TTW works capture elements from the great impressionists and the Ukiyo-e (woodblock) style of art, to nature, traveling, Eastern philosophy, pop-culture and iconic personalities. He has crafted brilliant works from all spectrums of life featuring legends including: Nelson Mandela; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Einstein and more… to spiritual scenes featuring Buddha to nature scenes such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the grapes of Napa Valley, and the California poppy borne from his love for travel and taking inspiration in every moment.

TTW’s work has been displayed nationally in art shows and galleries from California to Kona, and graces the walls of the homes and offices of A-List Collectors, including but not limited to: Kobe Bryant; Paul Rodriguez; Diddy; Bruno Mars; Ice Cube; Chris Cornell; Manny Pacquiao; Nas; Damian Marley; Snoop Dogg and Timbaland to name a few.

TTW engages in selected commissions for graphic design projects from his own EXBTN line of clothing and merchandise to special projects for boutique clients including, but not limited to: KIIS-FM and SkeeTV to corporate giants such as Warner Bros and Clear Channel.

While Timothy Teruo Watters head may be in the clouds, he comes down to earth to create unforgettable works of art that are sure to be a treasured addition to any art collection.

2014 – OPEN CALL 2014 – Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
2013 – SUPERNATURAL – Japanese American National Museum (JANM)