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Artist Anthony Davis


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Biography


Anthony Davis is a self-taught artist who is known mostly for his award winning maritime scenes and seascapes in pastel and oil. He is a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and Artist member of the Salmagundi Club. His seascape themed artwork is gaining national recognition in museum exhibits across the country, particularly in ASMA's National and Regional exhibitions. He was chosen for The Heckscher Museum of Art's first Biennial Exhibition in 2010, featuring Long Island artists and his work has been featured on the cover of Pastel Journal and in International Artist.  In 2014 his painting titled From Here to Eternity was awarded the gold medal for pastel at The Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members show and in the same year chosen for The Pastel Journal’s Annual Pastel 100, the top 100 pastels of the year.  He has taught his approach to seascape painting and given numerous demonstrations across the country.  Anthony also enjoys painting outdoors in oil and as a plein air painter he is a founding member of The Long Island Plein Air Painters Society and is responsible for the creation of Northport's first Plein Air Painting Event, on Long Island.  Anthony is represented by numerous galleries on Long Island, New York and in Connecticut.  When not painting, Anthony is a practicing Physical Therapist for 25 years and has just completed his first novel.
 
Artist’s Statement;  
As a studio artist I prefer painting realistically with pastel/oil, exploring the complexities of water and the ocean in maritime scenery.  “En plein air”, I prefer painting “looser” with oil, focusing on shape, light and mood to capture a scene that reflects my inner experience.  I find it necessary to balance the contrast of pastel/oil with studio/outdoor painting to maintain freshness and prevent limitation while in the creative experience. 
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions;
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