Yevgenia Watts, Helendale, CA Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement Yevgenia Watts was born and raised in Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 22. Although largely self-taught as a watercolor painter, she has studied art both in Ukraine, following the classical European tradition, and in the United States. Upon arriving to the States, Yevgenia completed a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. In 2009, while pregnant with her son, she decided to develop her career as an artist. Since then, she participated in several group exhibitions, had a solo exhibition, and her art has found a home in many private and public collections throughout the world. Yevgenia has also enjoyed the privilege of creating many custom works of art for her patrons.