Leigh Davis b. 1976

Overview

Leigh Davis was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and spent his childhood in nearby Broseley and Much Wenlock. After initial education he studied Silversmithing and Jewellery in Birmingham between 1995 and 1997, before taking a combined degree in Ceramics, Woods, Metals and Plastics at the University of Wolverhampton.

 

After completing his studies, Davis took up his first studio and continued to develop his artistic language. Drawing from a deep appreciation for sculptural form, Davis’ work focuses on the deconstruction of landscapes, man-made structures, and derelict industrial buildings. He paints predominantly in oil, creating bold, abstract works that capture the transient aesthetics of their subject matter.

 

Now working from his own self-built studio in the corner of an idyllic walled garden in Staffordshire, Davis has expanded his artistic vocabulary to include assemblages constructed from found and recycled objects. In recent years, he has been hugely inspired by the rich and varied coastlines of Cornwall, notably the Isles of Scilly, and the broad landscapes and natural beauty of Suffolk.

 

Davis has been exhibiting widely across Britain since 2012 with his first major solo exhibition held at The Nine British Art in 2018. He now exhibits and works exclusively with the Gallery and has numerous works in private collections both nationally and internationally.

 

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