A journal in paint. A calendar of landscapes. Multiple views.
A self taught Arkansan, except for brief stints at Memphis Academy of Arts and California College of Arts and Crafts. As a southern teenager he used Art News’ “Tworkov paints a Picture, etc.” as a launching pad to produce brushy portraits. Exhibiting career began after a move to the San Francisco Bay Area (1965). Back in the studio and back in Arkansas (late seventies), produced national shows of paintings and sculptures. In 1990, married Deborah Madison and moved to New Mexico and western landscapes became part of the mix of subjects. He revisited the portrait brush in the nineties, falling into an open salon way-of-working known as Pat’s Downtown Club. Showed the portraits at SITE Santa Fe, then took the project on the road to California in 1998 and the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2001.
Stephen Davis: To the Stars, Sun And Gravity in all of us Published December 03, 2015
From Cuyumangae to Charlie Ray Published November 17, 2015
A Scratch on the Wall, 2009-2012 Published October 26, 2012
an open-ended chronology Published October 04, 2012
Farleyform Published August 18, 2012
1984 Published June 26, 2011
Smaller Than Life Published June 01, 2010
Drawings From Life Published April 09, 2010