Cammie Watson is an award-winning third generation painter, author, and illustrator whose work has received honors from Kirkus Reviews, the Golden Book Club, Reading Rainbow, the Society of Illustrators, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).
Cammie’s work was presented in a solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and on Chronicle, WCVB TV’s evening news magazine. Her work has won its place in juried shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and PAAM, and is part of the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
Cammie’s early artistic training came largely from her family and studying on her own. After high school, she completed a three-year apprenticeship in Germany. She graduated cum laude from Yale College, where she studied philosophy, drawing, color theory, and sculpture. More recently, she has studied with Naoto Nakagawa, Jim Peters, Don Stone, and Robert Douglas Hunter. Cammie is a member of PAAM and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she has taught classes at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and the Academy for the Performing Arts in Orleans.
Cammie grew up in Putney, Vermont, and Truro, Massachusetts. Her father, Aldren Auld Watson, was a painter, illustrator, designer, and author. Her mother, Nancy Dingman Watson, was a poet and children’s book author. Her paternal grandparents, Ernest and Eva Watson, were painters and pioneer color block printmakers. Ernest was founder and editor of American Artist magazine and co-founder of Watson-Guptill Publications.
Cammie lives in Truro with her children.