John Watkins, Arcadia FL. Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement 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. He is a self taught artist and has never taken an art class or lesson. He mainley paints with acrylics and builds many of his custom frames from old barn wood. His studio includes a woodworking shop where he builds models of the old Chesapeake Work boats to scale.( not a kit). He has been a artist for over 50 years.