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.  Be sure to check out my "Book Projects" page!

Carousel (The Elephant) 65 x 72
"The Wild, Wild Wind" 2012   72 x 60"  oil on canvas

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.

 

          NPR Radio Interview 2014

(This broadcast plays automatically. Feel free to stop the interview at any time)

022614_TurnerGD…terview_MSR.mp3

Works on Paper

Recent Article from Arizona Foothills Magazine
http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/art/113-artists/7217-artist-spotlight-on-turner-g-davis.html
New Paintings

"The Studio 2" oil on canvas  2013  70 x 60"
"The Tower" 2013  60 x 40" oil on canvas
"The Swing"  (before and after) 2009- 2013    72 x 60"    oil on canvas



"The White Dress"  oil on canvas  2013   74 x 62"

    Charcoal on Canvas


Objects

Works on Paper (continued)

                                                                                                                       

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