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Artist Kris Davis


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Biography


Inspired to paint at a very young age Kris Davis grew up outside of Chicago and got her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She later moved to South Florida where she is currently painting and teaching art. She has been teaching art in Palm Beach County schools for more than 16 years.
 
Kris first became interested in drawing portraits of friends and family and could capture a likeness by the age of 10. As an adult she has had success with her Florida landscape series but was looking to make a change to something more unique. She has returned to her first love of figure painting. Her recent series consists of figures swimming in pools and in the beautiful Florida coastal waters. She photographs all of her subjects using an underwater camera which was a gift from her husband. Kris makes it a priority for paintings that aren’t commissioned to compose the figure without showing a full view of the face. This keeps the figure a mystery.
 
“I get my inspiration from the things that make me happy like our beautiful warm waters, tropical vegetation and the human form.”
 
Kris has displayed her paintings in various juried shows and galleries from Tequesta to Art Blend Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
 
Staff artist at Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta
Education:
 BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  Organizations:
 Palm Beach County Art Teacher Association 
 
Exhibitions and Galleries:
Art at the Airport, Art in Public Spaces, 12/15-4/16
   Contemporary Living at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
   Armory Arts Center, Feb. 2016
   Palm Beach International Airport April-July 2016
   Art of Association, Lighthouse Arts Center, Best In Show Award June/2014
       Palm Beach International Airport Mar.-July. 2014
       Art Blend Gallery Aug 2013-Aug.2014
       Artists Haven Group Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct. 2013
       Palm Beach Cultural Council, Lake Worth, FL Oct. [...]

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