My work is very eclectic and has a myriad of influences ranging from ethnic cultures and classicism to modernism and contemporary art. It is not confined to abstract work, though this admittedly forms the majority of my output in recent years. My paintings are very difficult to pigeon-hole, as I move easily from semi representational pieces with a strong illustrative content to totally abstract works. I am influenced by places; people and events encountered in my personal life and try to capture the essence of an experience. A concept, idea or feeling may be triggered by a chance remark, poetic phrase or piece of music as readily as by some directly observed scene. In all my pieces I attempt to respect the integrity of the materials and surface quality which gives the work its depth and character. Though I have been interested and actively engaged in producing mixed media work for decades, recent work has a distinctly collage feel, with the regular inclusion of textural substrates on stretched canvas. I also work in gouache and watercolour on more intricate pieces, sometimes in miniature, using fine line and frequent layering of colour. I can equally happily work on quite playful assemblages as illustrations of ancient tales.
Pattern and colour fascinate me and I readily embrace them in my work, using them to establish a starting point on which I then elaborate. Collectors have often said of my work that it needs to be lived with, and that different nuances and interpretations reveal themselves over time.
I have exhibited throughout the UK since 1974 and have work in many private collections worldwide.

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F G Davis in St Ives / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-12-18T00:00:00Z">Thu 18 Dec 2014</span>F G Davis in St Ives / Thu 18 Dec 2014

F G Davis has three pieces showing in The St Ives Society of Artists Christmas exhibition. All are watercolours and the piece you see here is called Above and Beyond and was painted in 2014. The exhibition runs till 3rd ...

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F G DAVIS. THE COFFEE SACK SERIES / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-05-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 May 2018</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>F G DAVIS. THE COFFEE SACK SERIES / Sat 05 to Fri 18 May 2018 (2 weeks)

F G Davis will be exhibiting his 'Coffee Sack Series' at The words and Pictures Gallery Teignmouth. Abstract work using collage coffee sacks on canvas and mixed media, celebrating colour and texture. Come along to the op...

Art Talk by F G Davis / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-05-02T00:00:00Z">Mon 02 May 2016</span>Art Talk by F G Davis / Mon 02 May 2016

I will be giving a talk on my sources of inspiration on Monday 2nd May at The Artizan Gallery, Torquay. 19.30 - 22.00. Contact the gallery for details: Tel: 01803 428626.

Devon Open Studios. / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-09-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-09-20T00:00:00Z">Sun 20 Sep 2015</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Devon Open Studios. / Sat 05 to Sun 20 Sep 2015 (2 weeks)

I will be holding the Devon Open Studios at my home in Newton Abbot from 5th to 20th September 2015. You can find my location and details of opening times at the following link:

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