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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

John Davis

Home 1900 Superior Ave #112 County: Cleveland
Cleveland Ohio 44114 United States


          John R. Davis is an established artist who works in watercolor, oils, acrylic and egg tempera.  His paintings range from Landscapes, cityscapes and water scenes.  In recent years he has been actively pursuing Plein Air paintings in oil.  
John is originally from Rocky River in Greater Cleveland and has his BA from Muskingum College. In his junior year, he studied history, art history, and art in Austria.  This was a formative time and transitioned his life to become an artist.  Upon graduation in 1973 John set up a studio and became a self-employed artist which he remains today.
The art education he received in college was a start but he continued to study with painters in the Cleveland area including, Fred Leach, Jim Hubbard, Kinley Shogren and John Sargent III
For several years he was the artist in residence of the Trinity Cathedral.
John sees inspiration from the things around him.  Triggered by the color and shapes combined with history of the area and being in the moment.

Artist Statement

My goal as a painter is to try and capture those things in nature that excite me. I am motivated be the effects of light and values in what I see. And when I’m finished I hope to have shared it.