John Watkins is a local artist residing in Arcadia, Florida. Originally from the coastal town of Poquoson, Virginia. John grew up along the marshes of the eastern coast. His early love of this area is reflected in his work featuring many marsh birds and scenes reminiscent of the past. John is a self taught artist and has never taken a art class or lesson. He mainly paints with acrylics and builds many of his custom frames from old barn wood.His studio includes a woodworking shop where he builds model boats of the old Chesapeake bay water mans work boats and other fine wood crafts.