BILLY DAVIS | Seattle, WA
Billy Davis lives and works in Seattle. He earned his BFA in Painting and Design from California College of the Arts in Oakland. Davis is widely known for his temporary and permanent public murals, located primarily in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York City areas. Davis's work avoids traditional realism by abstracting or flattening elements of each painting, and by placing figures in atypical settings that evoke themes of mysticism, mythology, gender, as well as humans' relationships to the natural and spiritual worlds. His initial layers and mark making are abstract; the abstract underpinnings are evident in his completed works, achieving a luminous quality.