Richard Davies has been painting since 1975 in oils and watercolor. He went to WSU for an art degree but soon realized they did not teach so much how to paint as how to theory. He then studied privately with anyone who had knowledge of classical technique. Portraiture remains one of his primary outlets. His paintings have been sold to collectors around the world. He was accepted into the Top 100 Painters Show in 1998 judged by the curator of the Frick Museum. He has been honored to have The Wichita Art Museum, the Fisch House, Jones Gallery, and City Arts host solo shows. Reuben Saunders Gallery currently represents Mr. Davies.
To create art is to be human. My work strives to find the objective correlative within the everyday physical experience of our lives. Every object, every being holds an emotional resonance that may be different for each viewer, but is there nonetheless. I strive to capture that exact combination of form, color and line that transmits that emotional experience. To be affected by our world means we are just human—a good thing, we hope.
Images Copyright Richard Davies