About the Book
Paul Jeffrey Davids' oil paintings of Mexico truly capture the culture, spirit and ambiance of a nation bathed in the tropics and steeped in an ancient native culture and Spanish influence. Intense color, plus a style he calls Extreme Impressionism, and inspiration from adobe bell towers, thatched huts and romantic Latin moonlit nights gives these works passion and shows affection for the nation that borders the artist's southern California. Mr. Davids' romance with Mexico began with his honeymoon, and then came trips to visit film director / actor John Huston in Puerto Vallarta when Mr. Davids worked for John Huston's agent, Paul Kohner. Paul Jeffrey Davids went on to become a Hollywood writer / producer / director in his own right, famous for his "Star Wars" books for Lucasfilm and his contribution to launching the original "Transformers" animated TV shows, as production coordinator (for 79 shows) and writer. NBC Universal distributed many of his independent films to TV and DVD, including one about van Gogh that is sold at the Museum of Modern Art's Gift Store ("Starry Night"). He even made a film about a grandmother's pilgrimage to Mexico City to pay respects to Our Lady of Guadalupe ("Before We Say Goodbye") which played on Telemundo and throughout Latin America on TV. This is the first time the this treasure of paintings of Mexico, along with some personal photos and his portrait of John Huston, has been available to the public.