Robert Watkins is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He painted After school
in 2005 while he was studying Chinese folk art at the Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy in Shanghai, China. He spent two months at the academy and learned the basics of Jinshan folk art, which is a distinctive style of Chinese folk painting. Before travelling to Shanghai, Watkins spent six months studying traditional Chinese painting at Wenzhou University. Shortly after returning to Canada in 2006, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Carleton University and enrolled in law school last year. Watkins continues to produce art and is working towards having his own exhibition in Toronto.