David S. Davies
Fine Abstract Paintings
San Francisco | CA
David Davies is a "self-taught" artist specializing in non-representational, expressive, abstract oil paintings and drawings. Born in Toledo, OH, David graduated from The Ohio State University before moving to San Francisco in 1983. Since then, he has worked for a variety of high-tech companies while continuing to develop himself as an artist.
> 90th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
October 24, 2008 - January 4, 2009
“Lingering Light”, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60”.
> San Francisco Open Studios
I was involved in the high-tech explosion in the Bay Area and learned firsthand that instinctive creativity can alter our perceptions and realities. The realities possible today were once only “what if?” futuristic dreams. These dreams became realities based on a process of exploration and experimentation, of trial and error, of give and take.
I am motivated most by the process of painting. I like to start with an expressive foundation establishing the basic shapes, forms, textures, depth, feeling, and movement. I then build on that initial expression, layer by layer, adding colors, additional surface textures, shapes, and depth. While layering serves my aesthetic goals, I try to avoid altering the initial expression, leaving a more natural, organic quality and appearance. Painting wet-into-wet freely helps me to be most expressive and capture creative spontaneity.
Like our natural world, beauty is achieved through a chaotic, random blend of the living and organic, layered into a mosaic of colors, forms, textures, and shapes that help form our perceptions of the world. I like to use a pallet of natural, living colors in my paintings reflecting the abstract splendor of nature itself.
I feel true creativity is a spark that is rarely planned, that naturally leads to further reflection. As a fellow artist once commented, my ‘DNA’ is that spark. It is as much responsible for the direction I follow when painting as are outside influences and the environment. What ends up on my canvas is a direct reflection of who I am.
© 2012 David Davies Art.
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