Allan Watson was born in Johannesburg and has lived there all his life. He is a retired Engineer and now devotes much of his free time to painting. Having always had an interest in art and enjoyed viewing art works. He started painting after joining the art studio of the late Hester van den Berg in 2006. The art learning and early work was all done in acryllics. He later switched to oils which is now the preferrred medium and only paints with oils. His main interest is the natural environment and hence his work is mainly landscapes and seascapes.