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Member Biography

Gail Davis

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

A self-taught artist, I came to painting rather late in life after raising a family. What began as a hobby fast became a passion and to this day, I continue to learn every time I pick up a paint brush. My genre is oils and my subject is mainly still lifes painted in a rather Old-World style – sometimes with a modern twist. I enjoy putting different shapes, colors and textures of quiet simple things together and then working to bring it all to life on canvas. For me, there are few joys or challenges greater than this.

Originally from Berkeley, California, I have made my home on beautiful Whidbey Island for the last 45 years.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2010

  • MONA Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Anacortes Fine Art Show
  • Bell, Book, and Candlestick Show' Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA
  • 'Small Pleasures Show' Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA

2009

  • Mona Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA
  • Group Show, Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA

2008

  • Group Show - Karlson/Gray Gallery, Langley, WA - Mar, June, Dec
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA

2007

  • WPW Member Show - November, Everett, WA
  • Group Show - Karlson/Gray Gallery - November

2006

  • Holiday Collection, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Two Man Show, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Red Show, Gaskill/OlsonGallery, Langley, WA

2005

  • Barn Show, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA
  • Mona Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Still Life Show, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA

2004

  • Holiday Collection, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA
  • Mona Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA

2003

  • Holiday Collection, Gaskill/Olson Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA
  • Mona Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA

AWARDS

  • Jack Richeson Award WPW Membership Show - 2007
    Island Arts Council Visual Art Grant - 2006
  • Coupeville Fine Arts Show, Coupeville, WA
  •       2nd place award 2005 and 1996
  •       1st place award 1998
  • Coochokam Fine Arts Show, Langley, WA
  •        People's Choice Award 1998
  •        2nd Place Award and Honorable Mention 1993

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Women Painters of Washington

 

EDUCATION

  • Western Washington State University

 

 

Boots
Books with Apple - oil

Gail Davis
Oak Harbor, WA
gsdavis5@comcast.net

New Starts
New Starts

 

 

Open Book
Open Book

 

Pear on Books
Pear on Books

 

Bread Fruit and Wine
Bread, Fruit & Wine- oil

 

 

Green Jug with Satsumas
Green Jug with Satsumas- oil

 

Apricots and Tea
Apricots and Tea - oil

 

 

All Artwork Copyright of the Artist.


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