Artist Bio: Brian Davis
The artist Brian Davis has the profound depth, the beauty of soul, and the unique composure of a man who truly understands the creation of a piece of art. Although magnificent flowers and landscapes are the main choice for his compositions, Brian Davis says, “The actual job of making an arresting piece of art has nothing to do with what the thing is.” Known for his magnificent flowers, Brian Davis transforms exquisite blossoms like roses, Calla Lillies, and dahlias into romantic, compelling images with sharpness, color, movement, edge and light.
Before he begins his artistic journey on canvas, Davis combs the fields and gardens near his Los Angeles home, searching for a flower of landscape that catches his eye. A native Californian, Brian Davis went to school and studied art at Pierce College and Cal State University .
Brian carries his camera everywhere so he can shoot a flower or landscape at any moment. Since flowers wilt so quickly, and it can take weeks to make a painting, the artist has found a way to create his floral image from a series of different shots for each flower. He may not do an exact botanical rendering, changing colors and leaves at will. Brian believes that the great depth in is art is derived from his paying great attention to the subtle shifts in value (relative dark and light). He is often asked if there is a light source behind his paintings making them look so lit up. “The light is the real subject of my work. The flower is the stage, the light is the dancer.” Utilizing two hanging mirrors, so that he can view his unfinished work at all angles, Brian works daily in his small studio filled with books, music, and historical videos.
Brain Davis is a true artist with a vast understanding and knowledge of art. His cerebral view of paintings causes him to say, “My art, like all art, is at its core a form of communication that is not easily translated into words.” His latest editions are a fascinating group of images that allow the viewer to feel and recognize the light, the essence of a Brian Davis piece. Brian's work hangs in museums and private collections around the world.