Watkinsville resident Joseph Coggins has created art for much of his life. Now 83 years old, Coggins works out of his shop in downtown Watkinsville, called J. Coggins Print, Art & Frame Warehouse. 

Coggins’s artistic tendencies date back to his childhood, though. As a young boy, he took to painting and later expanded his artistic toolkit to include photography. 

Then, as an adult, Coggins not only pursued a formal visual arts education, but he also picked up another skillset, framing art. 

He made a career out of making and selling frames. He began making frames in Georgia, and over time, he expanded his services to other markets that were either out-of-state or even international. 

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