J. Adam Davis

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J. Adam Davis

United States

J. Adam Davis was born and raised in a rural town in North East Georgia. Much of his childhood was spent carrying around various sketch books and drawing in them whenever he could find the chance to sit. Adam earned a B.F.A. in Drawing & Painting from the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA. His work has always been characterized by his deft draftsmanship and a strong figurative presence. While in college, he remained determinedly focused on Realism in an environment where Conceptualism and Post-Modern tendencies were the predominantly praised schools of expression.

Davis’ current work is simultaneously realistic and magical; figurative and ornamental; and comforting and provocative. Whether working in charcoals on gray paper or in oils on wood panels, most of Davis’ work combines painterly depictions of the human figure often combined with gold leaf accents. The imagery is often somber and contemplative, and utilizes personal symbolism while exploring universal themes. Davis has a unique style that places figures in dream-like situations, or in positions where they interact with the decorative aspects of the piece. His works portray beauty in the quiet moments of life and in the inner workings of the heart and mind, as well as a sense of wonder at the magic all around us.

Adam’s award-winning artwork has been shown throughout North America, and has been included in publications such as Poets & Artists magazine and the hardback North Light book, Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects.

Adam is a member of the Portrait Society of America. He and his wife live in Hartwell, GA with their amazing son, and two dogs.

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