Richard Thomas Davis: New paintings

When: Nov. 15-Dec. 31 2019

High realist artist Richard Thomas Davis has spent well over two years making this body of work which includes portraiture, landscape, interiors and still life. The paintings are not linked by theme so much as being of people, places and things from in and around his studio in LaHave, Nova Scotia. “I give a tangible, almost tactile look to the objects in my work,” says Davis. “I want my paintings to give the viewer a very real sense of contemplating reality itself. My desire is to capture the essence of things, caught in a moment of time. I am more interested in the stories things tell me than in the stories I might tell”. Born in Middletown, New York in 1947, Richard Thomas Davis attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1965-1966. His work resides in numerous public and private collections throughout North America, and he has had many solo and group exhibits. Davis was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011 and lives and works on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Davis has been the winner of the Kingston Portrait Prize in 2013 and in November 2019 his painting “Kindling and Mirrors” is displayed at the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, Spain as the recipient of an honorable mention in the international Figurativas painting competition.

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