Detha Watson was born in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, in 1944 and has been painting professionally for over thirty years. She works with both oil painting and bronze. She is currently under contract with the Franklin Mint and has even had a one woman show at the Franklin Mint Museum.
Detha has a particular affinity for portraiture. She prefers to do her own photography whenever possible; visiting her subject's home enables her to suggest the approach she feels will best reflect the individual. For her, the process of painting, whether a character study, wildlife or portrait, is an intimate act of love involving herself, the subject and the painting. In the final result she wants a painting that will portray the inner as well as the outer beauty she perceives in her subject.