Anthony Davis [NRA 2008]

 

First name: Anthony ;
Middle name:
  ;
Last name:
Davis ;

Member: Non-resident artist member ; 
Begin:
2008 ;
End:
n/a ;

 

Biography:

Anthony Davis is a self-taught artist who is known mostly for his award winning maritime scenes and seascapes in pastel and oil. He is a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and Artist member of the Salmagundi Club. His seascape themed artwork is gaining national recognition in museum exhibits across the country, particularly in ASMA’s National and Regional exhibitions. He was chosen for The Heckscher Museum of Art’s first Biennial Exhibition in 2010, featuring Long Island artists and his work has been featured on the cover of Pastel Journal and in International Artist. In 2014 his painting titled From Here to Eternity was awarded the gold medal for pastel at The Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members show and in the same year chosen for The Pastel Journal’s Annual Pastel 100, the top 100 pastels of the year. He has taught his approach to seascape painting and given numerous demonstrations across the country. Anthony also enjoys painting outdoors in oil and as a plein air painter he is a founding member of The Long Island Plein Air Painters Society and is responsible for the creation of Northport’s first Plein Air Painting Event, on Long Island. Anthony is represented by numerous galleries on Long Island, New York and in Connecticut. When not painting, Anthony is a practicing Physical Therapist for 25 years and has just completed his first novel.

Artist’s Statement;

As a studio artist I prefer painting realistically with pastel/oil, exploring the complexities of water and the ocean in maritime scenery. “En plein air”, I prefer painting “looser” with oil, focusing on shape, light and mood to capture a scene that reflects my inner experience. I find it necessary to balance the contrast of pastel/oil with studio/outdoor painting to maintain freshness and prevent limitation while in the creative experience.

Selected Group Exhibitions;

Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, CT; 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Modern Marine Masters Exhibition, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, CT, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Maritime Miniatures by Marine Masters, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, CT; 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Salmagundi Spring/Fall Auction Series, Salmagundi Club, NY, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Marine Art Invitational; 40th Anniversary of ASMA, Principle Gallery Charleston, 2018

My Long Island Landmarks, SPLIA Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2016

American Waters Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, CT, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

NYC Summer Invitational, George Billis Gallery, NY, 2016

The American Society of Marine Artist’s National Exhibition; 2017, 2014, 2011, 2008

Views of the Maritime, Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE; 2015

Local Color, Gallery North, Setauket, NY; 2013, 2012, 2011

Art Walk, LaMantia Gallery, Northport, NY; 2010

Fullerton Show, Gallery North, Setauket, NY; 2010

Deep Blue Water, Gallery North, Setauket, NY; 2010

Summer Potpourri, Salmagundi Club, NY; 2009

2 Person Show, Christopher Gallery, Stony Brook, NY; 2009, 2008, 2007

1st Annual Biennial Exhibition, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; 2010

3 Person Show Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT; 2014

American Society of Marine Artists 1st Annual Great Lakes Regional Juried Exhibition; 2007

Petite Show, LaMantia Gallery, Northport, NY; 2007

Setauket Artists Annual Neighborhood House Show, NY; 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Deck the Walls, Lyme Art Association, CT; 2018, 2017

Annual Thumb Box Show, Salmagundi Club, NY; 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members Show, Salmagundi Club, NY; 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Deck the Halls Holiday Show, Gallery North, NY; 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011

Selected Plein Air Events;

Wet Paint Event, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, CT; 2018 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Gallery North Wet Paint Event, NY; 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Northport Plein Air Event, NY; 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Sagamore Hill Plein Air Event, NY; 2012, 2011

Plein Air Easton, MD; 2011

Publications;

Pastel Journal; Pastel 100, April 2015

American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition Catalog

International Artist Magazine; Featured Artist, August 2011

Pastel Journal; “Waves and Water” (cover art), August 2010

American Society of Marine Artists 14th National Exhibition Catalog

ASMA News; July 2005, July 2007, Winter 2011 (featured artist), Spring 2011

Art Calendar; July/August 2004

Awards;

Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel, 2019

Honorable Mention, Setauket Artists Neighborhood House Show, 2018

Jane Impasto Award, Salmagundi Fall Auctions, 2018

Honorable Mention, Colors of the Night, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond Gallery, 2017

Richard C. Pionk SCNY Award, Salmagundi Fall Auctions, 2016

Honorable Mention, Setauket Artists Neighborhood House Show, 2015

Honorable Mention, Pastel 100, 2015

Best in Show, Setauket Artists Neighborhood House Show, 2014

Edwin A. Abbey SCNY Award, Salmagundi Fall Auctions, 2014

Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel, Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, 2014

F. Ballard Williams Fund Award, Salmagundi Fall Auctions, 2013

Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award, Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, 2012

President’s Award, Sunrise/Sunset Silent Auction, Salmagundi Club, 2012

Best in Show, Neighborhood House Show, Setauket, 2012

S.Allyn Schaefer SCNY Award, Salmagundi Fall Auctions, 2009

Best in Show, Northport’s 3rd Annual Plein Air Event, 2009

1st place; Best Depiction of the Sea, True Colors Exhibition, 2006

Organizations/Memberships;

American Society of Marine Artists; Signature Member, 2006

Salmagundi Club; Non-Resident Artist Member

Lyme Art Association, Artist Member

Gallery Representation;

Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

Gallery North, Setauket, NY

http://www.anthonysgallery.com

 

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Document information

Document permalink:
http://salmagundi.org/artist/?p=71602

Digital-born document number:
SAL.2019.71602

Record birth date:
December 23, 2019

Last updated: August 24, 2021 at 13:32 pm