Artist Wyatt Waters is a painter and watercolorist; he also plays guitar and writes music for the musical group called Waters Edge. He has taught part-time at both MC and Millsaps College.
Waters was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in 1955. Waters attended Mississippi College, where he won the Bellman award for painting and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Waters initially gained attention in the 1980’s by painting famous Jackson landmarks. An impressionist style artist, Waters paints familiar people, places and things outside on location, occasionally with other Clinton and Jackson artists.
Waters now lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife Vicki and their daughter Crimson.
Waters’s works have been exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Meridian Museum of Art, Gulf/South Galleries in McComb and Bryant Galleries in both Jackson and New Orleans.
His works have been featured in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor 87, and Mississippi Magazine. He is a past vice president and signature member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society.
His books Another Coat of Paint: An Artist’s View of
Jackson, Mississippi; Christmas Stories from Mississippi’ and Southern Palate (cookbook illustrated by Waters) are available at local bookstores.
Other works include Christmas in the South, A Very Southern Christmas, and An Oxford Sketchbook. A watercolor exhibition by Mississippi College alumnus Wyatt Waters ran Mar. 2 to Mar. 31,2002 in the Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery. Winner of Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2010.