I am Wendy Davis— a Pacific Northwest oil painter/artist. I actively create paintings using a bold expressionist style, I push for loose brush strokes, and dramatic movement throughout the painting. I like to push the colors and exaggerate light and shadow. I enjoy doing portraits, cityscapes, architecture, aerial landscapes, and also some animal portraits thrown in for good measure!
I have been an artist since I was a kid—Drawing, painting, sewing, crafting. Anything I could do to create… I even sculpted tin cans.
I followed my heart into the arts that I considered “money making” and went to school for graphic design. I spent my career working in graphic design in Seattle, the Bay Area; San Francisco, East, South and North Bay for 15 years. Then moved to the Sierra Nevada foothills, and now back in the Pacific Northwest. I am proud to join the ranks of Pacific Northwest artists.
I have been influenced by so many artists. I find myself drawn to the works of Edward Hopper for his use of light and shadow, California artist Richard Diebenkorn for his simplified abstracted landscapes, and the colors of Northwest Artist William Cummings (who was also my professor at Seattle Art Institute) among others.
Western Washington University
Seattle Art Institute
Member: Northwest Oil Painters Guild and Society of Washington Artists.
Galleries I have participated in:
Art at the Cave Gallery
The Corridor Gallery
Oregon Society of Artists Gallery
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Twitter @ wendy8004