The Art of Brian Davis
Born in 1946 in Burbank, California, Brian lived most of his life in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. He has an older brother, Jeff, and a younger sister, Tricia. He has lived in Reno, Nevada for the last ten years. After a stint in the Army, 1967 to 1969, he attended California State University LA. In his senior year, he left college to pursue an art career and never looked back. He is primarily self-taught. His art is published by Collectors Editions, Inc., in Canoga Park, California and is sold in dozens of galleries world wide. collectorseditions.com
"Floral Artist and Master of Illusion."
"The essence of a Brian Davis floral painting is not the flower, but the mystery behind that flower... it is the complex use of light and multiple layers of pigment that exposes the blossom's hidden beauty."
- Sylvia Tiersten
Art World News
Painting his favorite flowers and landscapes, Brian Davis captures light and shadows as they exist in nature, and transfers them on to canvas with his unique style and attention to texture and detail.
"For me, the flower is the stage and the light is the dancer"
"My goal is to find the most elegant way to express my subject; to discover the hidden beauty which is overlooked and bring it to light; to remind people of the magnificence of the world around us; and to express the voice inside me".
“For more than two decades, Brian Davis’ spectacular images have captured the exotic and romantic allure of some of the Huntington’s most wonderful plants, giving new reach to the fleeting beauty of flowers full blown. For people around the world his creations are often the first introduction to these gardens - splendid emissaries beckoning people to slow down, enjoy the fragile beauty of nature, and perhaps, take new opportunities to visit gardens.”
James P. Folsom, PHD
Director of the Botanical
Gardens of The Huntington
“Brian Davis’ flower paintings are wonderfully designed and graphically impressive.”
David A. Leffel,
World renown master painter, author and teacher of the chiaroscuro oil painting technique.
Brian Davis paintings are found in some of the most sophisticated private and public collections: The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Permanent Print Collection, the Huntington Library, San Marino, Ca., Laguna Beach and Long Beach Museums of Art; The Grunwald Center for Graphic Art, at UCLA, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, Fl, The New York Botanical Garden, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, Ca. and some great hotels: the MGM Grand Hotel, Reno, the Hyatt House, Los Angeles, the Hilton Hotel, Atlanta. He is in the private collections of: Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Henry Winkler, Herb Alpert, Allen Carr, and The Ford Family.