philosophy student turned full-time artist
Larry Davis – abstract artist!
My main artistic interest centers on the exploration of subtle color and tonal relationships, gestural marks and complex paint surfaces across a range of subject matter. I maintain a comparable inclination for both objective and nonobjective approach.
At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
How would you describe your artistic style?
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?
Tell us a bit about your personal life ...
A few pieces from Larry Davis’s gallery
More about Larry Davis
Shows & Exhibitions
“Color Matters – Larry J. Davis’ Abstractions”, WCI Arts Center, Macomb, IL, 2017
“Abstracted Paintings by Larry J. Davis”, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL, 2017
“Inspired by Nature – Dwight Crane & L.J.Davis”, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL, 2016
“Galex National Juried Exhibition”, GCAC, Galesburg, IL, 2013-2017 (1st place: $1000 Blick
Purchase Award, 2016
“Works by Larry Jon Davis” Carl Sandburg Community College, Galesburg, IL, 2015
“Parallel Views-Works by L.J.Davis and Debora Stewart”, Quad Cities Arts, Rock Island, IL, 2015
“Works in Glass & Oil by Larry Jon Davis and Michelle Hamilton”, GCAC, Galesburg, IL, 2015
“79th Annual National Exhibition” Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY, 2014
Canson Excellence in Arts Award
“Watercolor USA 2014″ Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 2014
“Abstracted Paintings by Debora Stewart & Larry J Davis” River Arts Center, Clinton, IA, 2014
“Works by Larry Jon Davis” Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2014
“Now & Then-Paintings by Larry J Davis” Blick Gallery- GCAC, Galesburg, IL, 2013
“Illinois State Fair-Professional Artist Division” Springfield, IL, 2013 (2nd Award: Drawings/
“Recent Abstractions on Paper by Larry J Davis” FSCJ South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, 2013