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Artist Walter Davis


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BIOGRAPHY
 
            Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.  He studied first with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College then with Bud Biggs.  He later attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, Joseph Zbukvitch, and noted bird artist John P. O’Neil. 
            Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce.  He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities. His paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas.  His work has been jurried into exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Greenville Art League, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.  His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn't, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show that year.  Davis became a signature member of the Society in 2015 and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in 2018.  Davis has won multiple awards from the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the  Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Exhibitions of his work have been held at Eastfield Community College Gallery (Dallas, 1986), Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas, 1992), Panhandle Art Center (Amarillo, 2010), Old Jail Art Museum (Mount Vernon, 2010), Wine Seller (Salado, 2010), Brownsville Heritage Complex (2010), Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, 2010), San Angelo Museum of Art (2011), “A” Space Gallery (Commerce, 2013), and the Plaza Art Gallery (Paris, 2014), and the Nave Museum (Victoria, 2016).  He served as artist in residence in three [...]

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