magnificent flowers and landscapes are the main choice
for his compositions, Brian Davis explains, “The actual
job of making an arresting piece of art has nothing to
do with what the thing is.” Brian transforms exquisite blossoms like roses,
calla lilies, and dahlias into romantic, compelling images
with sharpness, color, movement, edge and light.
Always the Artist
he begins his artistic journey on canvas, Brian combs
the fields and gardens near his Los Angeles home for a
flower or scene that catches his eye.
He carries a camera everywhere so he can shoot
a subject at any moment. Since flowers wilt so quickly, and it can take weeks to complete
a painting, he has found a way to create a floral image
from a series of different shots for each flower.
He may not do an exact botanical rendering, but
rather he changes colors and leaves at will.
believes that the depth in his art is derived from paying
attention to the subtle shifts in value—relative dark
and light. He is often asked if there is a light source
behind his paintings.
“The light is the real subject of my work.
The flower is the stage, the light is the dancer.”
Using two hanging mirrors to view the unfinished
painting at all angles, Brian works daily in his studio
surrounded by books, music, and historical videos.
Communicating with Emotion
is a true artist with vast understanding and knowledge
of art. “My art,
like all art, is at its core a form of communication that
is not easily translated into words—good art transcends
words.” It is his
hope that viewers look at his works and respond, for then
they are hearing his voice, understanding his concept
of what is worth creating. His paintings are a fascinating group of images
that allow the viewer to feel and recognize the nature
of light—the essence of a Brian Davis painting.
by popular demand, Brian Davis has been invited by The
Huntington Museum & Botanical Gardens (title bold)
to create another in their series of Commemorative Museum
Posters. This new
painting, “Rose Garden At The Huntington”, will also be
published as a limited edition giclée on paper.
The poster, sold directly by The Huntington as well as
through regular poster distributors, will serve as a fundraising
tool for the museum’s general fund.
Collectors Editions is proud to donate a portion
of the proceeds from this limited edition to The Huntington,
For more information about the “Rose Garden At The Huntington”
giclée, please contact Pierside Gallery, Huntington Beach,
CA Toll Free 800-959-7979.