PTArtscape Teaching Artists

Jesse Watsonjessie

Whether hammocking in Brazil, exploring in Hong Kong, dodging taxis in Russia, studying art in Europe, dancing in Jamaica, or raising kids in Port Townsend, Washington, Jesse connects with people. He loves both the differences and the similarities that are so colorfully displayed across our diverse world. Jesse's passion and appreciation of people is voiced through his brush and on his canvas.
His illustrations have been featured in magazines, art publications, CD covers and children's books.
Jesse has illustrated the NY Times Best selling Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series by Sharon Draper and These Things I Wish by Lee Pitts. Jesse's most recent book is Chess Rumble by G. Neri with Lee and Low Books. He is currently working on writing and illustrating several other picture books.

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Margie McDonald

McDonald grew up in Newfoundland, the oldest girl in a family of seven children.  From an early age, she helped out at her father’s sawmill learning to use industrial tools.  She earned a degree in fine art, art education and design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada.  Besides creating metal sculptures, Margie is also accomplished in weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, knitting, and papermaking.  Her work has been exhibited in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend.

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