Featured Artist: Ron Watson ~ Paintings on Display through April 2024

The Library is hosting an exciting exhibit of Ron Watson’s photography during April 2024.  He calls this exhibit “For the Birds”.

An Atkinson resident, Watson is an outdoors-man who has spent his life exploring the natural world. As a longtime photographer/ videographer most of his work over 60 years has revolved around the ocean both on and below. His videos and photography has appeared in scientific journals, on PBS’s NOVA and on Amateur Naturalist programs. 

Ron has worked as a scientific diver for the New England Aquarium and as the Chief Scientific Diver for the Charlotte Marine Research Team. While working for CMRT, he helped to place and monitor artificial reefs.  He has worked with New England Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue, the Mote Marine Mammal Rehab, the Florida Marine Research Institute and finally, with the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue team where he is a current staff member.

 Ron describes himself “… as an opportunistic photographer who will not hesitate to take shots of anything that catches my eye. This exhibit will consist of photos of wildlife, landscapes and the natural world.