Artist Barbara Davis

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Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, I have painted since the age of fourteen.  I obtained a degree in Fine Art from Auburn University Montgomery in 1987; however, I primarily worked in the banking industry while pursuing my art as an avocation with the hope of eventually becoming a full-time artist. 
I painted portraits full-time in the mid-1990’s, but in 2004, I began painting en plein air and it changed my life and opened many doors to meet other artists and join painting groups.  I have had the opportunity to take workshops from such wonderful artists as Roger Dale Brown, Perry Austin, Mark Horton, Christopher Groves, and other members of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and the members of the Cumberland Society of Painters, and the late Gordon Wetmore.  After years of studying and painting, my dream of working as a full-time artist has been realized and I am thankful to all these incredible teaching artists who have been willing to share their knowledge. 
I paint in oil and, since I love to paint the effect of light, my subject matter is across the board…landscapes, still life, portraits, figures, animals… but I find my heart is always drawn to the skies.   
Please feel free to contact me at 334-294-2410 or by email at [email protected]
•Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1987
•American Impressionist Society, 2nd Annual Small Works Exhibition, Greenwich Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, March/April 2018
•Solo Exhibition, Martin-Lett Gallery, Oxford Performing Arts Center, Oxford, Alabama - March-April 2018
•Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama – Light Source: Oil Paintings by Barbara Davis, May 2017-July 2017
•American Impressionist Society, Small Works Exhibition, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, March 2017
•17th National Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Washington (Seattle), October 2016
•Oil Painters of America Juried Salon [...]

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