T h e A r t o f T u r n e r G. D a v i s
Hello and welcome. I'll be updating this with new images as I make them. Also, I'll be posting upcoming events etc. Right now I'm getting ready for my final show this April at Eye Lounge Artist's Collective and have been enjoying being faculty at Arizona State University and Phoenix College where I'm teaching painting and drawing. Be sure to check out my "Book Projects" page!
Artist Statement (oh boy)
I have been drawing since I was a little kid. I used to follow my parents around museums and made rudimentary sketches from canvases of the old masters. I used to watch my father draw and I discovered early on a doorway to parallel worlds scrawled into notebooks. Drawing saved me from the worst of teenage angst and served as a way forward when it seemed there was none. From drawing came painting.
When I'm at my best, my pictures skate along a crumbly edge between autobiography and the fantastic. I try to gently examine those places where the pleasure and burden of the body intersect with the lightness of dreams and nightmares.
I believe in being badly proficient and love exploring different styles and iconography.
I am very fortunate to be able to share these images. Besides the pleasure I take in making them, and besides their capturing a specific viewpoint at a certain time in this journey, I am interested in the dialogue they might create.